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Showing our scars

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Psalm 66, 67 (Morning) Psalm 19, 46 (Evening) Judges 11:1-11, 29-40 2 Corinthians 11:21b-31 Mark 4:35-41 Kirkepiscatoid…(Read More)

Clare of Assisi, nun

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Commemoration of St. Clare of Assisi, nun Readings: Song of Solomon 2:10-13 Luke 12:32-37 What you hold, may you always hold, What you do, may you always do and never abandon. But with swift pace, light step, and unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, may you…(Read More)

Blessing

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To thank God for something is to acknowledge God as its source. The blessing is also a form of consecration. For anything that is blessed is consecrated…(Read More)

A second characteristic of Hooker is a belief in authority mingled with a great distrust of infallibility. He is ready to believe, certainly, in what God has shown and done, but equally ready to shrink from claims for the infallibility of the language in which God’s revelation is at any time expressed. A sentence…(Read More)

Not Knowing Any Better

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Bishop Tutu began his answer with this: “First, I do not know what kind of person I might have turned out to be had I been subjected to the same conditions as the racists. So I have learned to say thankfully, ‘There but for the grace of God go I…(Read More)

I have a friend who likes to summarize Christian life and mission this way: “Go out into the world awake and alert to see what it is that God is up to, and then ask, how can I participate? How can I help in whatever it is that God is already doing…(Read More)

Reading Backward

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Start with the image of the “face of Jesus Christ.” Jesus’ face is the face of profound love, the image of God. Jesus looks and brings understanding, forgiveness, healing, and hope…(Read More)

Seeing is believing

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While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. After the priests had assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, ‘You must say, “His disciples came by night and stole…(Read More)

The Fire of Mission

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Our theology would improve if we thought more of the church being given to the Spirit than of the Spirit being given to the church…(Read More)

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