Tag Archives: Forgiveness

We see dimly

It’s hard to talk about Charlottesville. It’s also hard not to. Thoughts on Psalm 70 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. …..O Lord, make haste to help me! 2 Let those be put to shame and confusion …..who seek … Continue reading

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Lamb of God

A reflection on the death of Jesus, Good Friday, 2017 A liturgical chant from my childhood has been rattling through my mind the last few days: “O Christ, thou lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, … Continue reading

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The pursuit of peace

“Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” –Romans 14:19 Continue reading

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The gift of peace

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. –John 14:27 Continue reading

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Red shirt and blue shorts

I am haunted by the image of the little boy lying in the surf. My daughter used to sleep in just that pose. But she was breathing, safe in her bed, in a home that was intact, in a city that was not bombed, in a country not convulsed in violence. Continue reading

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The sound of a hundred snakes

I remember as a child being somewhat confused by the number of times in the Sunday worship service we asked for forgiveness. We always began the service with a general confession and declaration of forgiveness. But then we would hear … Continue reading

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