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I’ll never let you go…

…and on Christmas Day, we place everything in the hands of a baby to take us on a journey to the cross, where those beautiful little hands will be pierced with nails. We will rejoice mightily to see the return of those hands in Easter, but they return with the holes still in them–in solidarity with our own humanity and the wounds life has dealt us.

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Adoption

Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no […]

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The Dawn of Peace

“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

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Of His Fullness

And what means that, saith he, “Of his fullness have all we received”? (John 1:16) For to this we must for a while direct our discourse. He possesseth not, says he, the gift by participation, but is Himself, very Fountain and very Root of all good, very Life, and very Light, and very Truth, not retaining within Himself the riches of His good things, but overflowing with them unto all others, and after the overflowing remaining full, […]

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Thomas

There is something satisfying about the fact that the Church’s feast of St. Thomas happens on or near the winter solstice for us in the northern hemisphere…

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Listening

Intuitive openness and acceptance of the Spirit’s yearning for us is an ancient path for God’s creative activity.

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Zechariah

am more like Zechariah than I am like Mary. When the angel visits with an unexpected insight of peculiar wonder, I am much more likely to ask, “How will I know that this is so?” than I am to respond, “Let it be with me according to your word.”

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The kingdom of interesting times

Amos’ prophecies, however, call us to a different place–a place of restoration. A place where the Kingdom of Interesting Times inches just a little pencil mark closer to the Kingdom of Heaven …

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Sheepish or Goatish

Ps. 55; PM: Ps. 138, 139:1-17 (18-23)

Zechariah 8:9-17

Revelation 6:1-17

Matthew 25:31-46

‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say […]

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