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William Temple


Perhaps the answer is in one of Temple’s more famous quotes: “It is a great mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion…(Read More)

Stormy Seas


Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves…(Read More)

As Jesus comes ashore, he sees the crowd and knows that they block his access to a quiet place for his grief. The scripture records his reaction: “and he had compassion for them.” Amazing…(Read More)

Trust in God’s Mercy


“I have found and have known, by Your great mercy, that the love of a man’s heart that is abandoned and broken and poor is most pleasing to You and attracts the gaze of Your pity, and that it is Your desire and Your consolation, O my Lord, to be very close to those…(Read More)

All Souls


It seems to me that what people believe about life after death says more about them than it does about God…(Read More)

To Be a Saint


It seemed to him at that moment that it would have been quite easy to have been a saint. It would only have needed a little self-restraint and a little courage…(Read More)

Addiction and Grace


The same processes that are responsible for addiction to alcohol and narcotics are also responsible for addiction to ideas, work, relationships, power, moods, fantasies, and an endless variety of other things…(Read More)

Granted, our initial attempts at regular Bible reading may feel clumsy, and our ability to cut into it incisively at first might seem a little tentative, but a good commentary, study Bible, or study group can act as a whetstone for the knife edge of our spiritual imaginations…(Read More)

Saturday October 29


He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and…(Read More)

Wheat and Weeds and Walls


All of the readings today include some expression of judgment between “God’s people” and the “others.” The readings address these issues in very different ways, however…(Read More)

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