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Manifestation of Mystery

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…[T]hrough the luminous brightness that shone from the face of the Lord on the mount the thrice-blessed apostles were secretly led in an ineffable and unknowable manner to the power and glory of God which is completely incomprehensible to every being, for they learnt that the light that appeared to their senses is…(Read More)

The Good Shepherd

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When Jesus names himself the “Good Shepherd,” it might have been heard as a very political statement. When Jesus speaks of himself as the Good Shepherd, he may have in mind a challenge similar to the metaphor of the Kingdom of God…(Read More)

What a Mess

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Today’s readings are reminders of how we bring conflict, division, jealousy, and sin into nearly everything we touch…(Read More)

The Process

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One of the ways of thinking about the process of life is to see creation as the Divine emptying Itself of its transcendent nature into material creation, a process of “involution” — Spirit becomes matter; out of no-thing is something. From that point on, creation is being gathered back into its Source, a process of…(Read More)

Embracing the “other”

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If the desire of possession in a man is stronger than the sense of brotherhood,” he wrote, “he may be a tyrant or a slave, or both in one. He in whom a sense of brotherhood is uppermost may suffer, even to death, but he will preserve society from destruction. ~Charles Freer Andrews…(Read More)

Blessed assurance

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This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior, all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior, all the day long…(Read More)

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad…(Read More)

Proclaiming the Good News

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I wonder how many would be “conservatives” would be shocked to find out that they are reductionists, engaged in a “barren and contextless” announcement. If we are asserting the real Gospel, in all its shocking truth, we are issuing a decisive call to conversion and comprehensive transformation of life…(Read More)

Neither do I

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We are so used to censuring and being censured by those who do not have our standards. But to receive the message “Neither do I condemn you,” is so radical an act of majesty…(Read More)

The Martyrs of Japan

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Another clever feature of their survival was that they had split among the community various sacramental duties that normally would have been under the scope of a single priest…(Read More)

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