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Long winded, unedited ‘word’ on Sunday’s ‘hot’ gospel: Churchgoer or disciple?

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 Year A Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is … Continue reading

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Lent as Eton, not Waterloo

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Wake up calls from Jesus

Matthew 26:41Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;* the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ I think this admonition from a grieving Jesus to his friends who fell asleep while he … Continue reading

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#islike: Jesus shows us how to hear and be heard

Several years ago a distant relative who had looked to me during her pregnancy for tips, for baby showers, for the way of mothering, for the how-to transition from career person to full time mother, called me in a rage … Continue reading

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Things are just not the way we see them: Lift your eyes to the Maker to see

It wasn’t until late in life that I came to believe in Satan as a ‘being’ and not a metaphor, symbol, some imperceivable dark matter or caricature of evil.  Though I had recited for years the baptismal promise to “renounce Satan … Continue reading

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Walk the walk

Matthew 28:16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has … Continue reading

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Living into the light

The end is in sight – light at the end of the tunnel.  I am just beginning to trust that I am on the right path leading me into the fullness of the light and that there are no more … Continue reading

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Thy will be done; God, and only God, connects the dots

From today’s gospel reading: But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream… From the lens of the law, Joseph resolves to divorce Mary quietly.  From the lens of … Continue reading

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Your God is Too Small, Javert…way bigger than just the Stars you see

Lectionary Readings:  AM Psalm 2, 26; Isaiah 49:13-23; Matthew 18:1-14 ; PM Psalm 19, 126; Isaiah 54:1-13; Mark 10:13-16 The story of Jean Valjean has not left me since yesterday’s pauses in the readings that recalled Les Miserables. Amongst all the … Continue reading

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Awaken the Dawn

Note:  My readings this morning were accompanied by the spirit-infused music of Stanton Lanier.  I share it here, as ‘background’ with this written  reflection  given that the Spirit had me thinking about our five senses, today. As hard as I … Continue reading

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