Tag Archives: Spiritual formation

Sometimes it is not our prayer

Sometimes the prayer of the psalm is not our prayer. Sometimes we are not the persecuted victim. Sometimes we are not the grieving penitent. Sometimes we are not the anguished sufferer. 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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Learning everything

Where does a child learn hate? I look at this picture of a young man before a Nazi war flag and I can’t help but wonder about the path that brought him there. What would it mean to be taught by God? What would it take for us, having learned all we know from the society around us, to start over to be instructed by the Holy Spirit? Continue reading

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