Tag Archives: Love

Singing of a warrior God

So what shall we do with this psalm? We can pull out the nice verses and ignore the rest. We can “spiritualize” the enemy to refer to the devil and his minions. Or we can acknowledge that nobility and cruelty sometimes live together in us – and give thanks that this word is fulfilled in Jesus, who laid down the sword and took up compassion, who laid down his life to reconcile those who were enemies, who grants us his spirit and conquers with love. Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow would have been my daughter’s 36th birthday. It snuck up in me, busy as I’ve been. But a look at the calendar today, and that number 13 jumped out. Is it really May already? Are we here again? What … Continue reading

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The journey to our humanity

A reflection as we  begin Maundy Thursday Tonight we begin the worship service that stretches over these next three days and walks us anew through the death and resurrection of Jesus. This service not only sets before us the story … Continue reading

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Always

“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Is there a promise more powerful than this one? Continue reading

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All flesh

I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. –Joel 2:28-29 Continue reading

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Stone cold

A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. –Ezekiel 36:26 Continue reading

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As the waters cover the sea

They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. –Isaiah 11:9 Continue reading

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Created in Love, Destined for Love, Called to Love

The morning of the world is perfect communion with God and the evening of the world is perfect communion with God and between them stands the call and invitation to live that communion now, to be witnesses of that communion, to be agents of that communion. Continue reading

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The human journey

The journey of human life is the journey of discovering that our lives are not our own: that our lives have their beginning in God, that they have their end in God, and that they are to be lived with God and for God – which is also to say, they are to be lived with our neighbor and for our neighbor. Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, Ordinary Time, and Joy

The new floor is in the entryway. The Christmas tree is finally up. The chrismons are on the tree and visible to passersby. We have decided to place the new nativity scene in the entry, in that area encompassed by … Continue reading

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