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Uncovering Recovery: The Platitude of Gratitude

“One way, then, to edge out the space resentment seeks to claim in our hearts and in our lives is to cultivate gratitude.  Recovery spirituality is clear that we do not have the power to remove our own shortcomings or malformed patterns of thinking (like resentfulness)—only our Higher Power can do that.  However, what we can do is to cultivate virtues that edge out our shortcomings.  So if I want to avoid the poison of resentment in my life, I can cultivate gratitude.”

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Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network Commends Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility on 50 Years of Service

“The work of CCSR demonstrates that the way we deal with our money and investments witnesses to our grounding in the spiritual gifts which are ours in Baptism.  Among the many gifts given for spiritual discernment, such as teaching, prophecy, and healing, is administration or oversight.  Those charged with oversight are called to be exemplary in love.  This means that God’s love for Creation must shine forth in all of our decision-making, including the ways we invest our treasure to further our mission.  Therefore, attention must be paid to social responsibility in investments.”

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Speaking to the Soul

You are Here

“You are here
with an overflowing love that knows no bounds
and welcomes all to a place at the table.”

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I’ve got Rhythm!

“It is the end of the movie (AND the beginning by the way). Lover gets lover, the child gets born; people come together and LOVE wins the day!”

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Telling the Story

“Sometimes we exaggerate just a little or leave out bits that don’t make us feel good about our selves. Our stories began when we were born, with the tales our parents and grandparents told us about what we did and were like before we had any conscious memories of them.”

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Pray Always; Don’t Lose Heart

“He’s not even expecting us to know for certain what all the injustices are. He only asks us to live in hope and faith that there will come a day when all has been rectified, and work like we believe that day will come.”

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The Lead

Welby answers question about Bishop Love resignation

The House of Bishops would not wish to make statements on individual cases such as this, not least as it is a matter under the jurisdiction of another autonomous Province of the Anglican Communion. I have arranged to have a private conversation with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and others on this matter so as to better understand the situation in hand.

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Young Episcopal Deacons

“The task force was launched 4 years ago. We began surveying deacons under 50 realizing there were fewer deacons in this age group than those [over] 90, which is very problematic for the church. We developed a website and facebook group. We also had some members who did a road trip last year to Episcopal Service Corps sites to tell them about the diaconate. This year we began to focus on resources people can use to help recruit young deacons such as a brochure and a powerpoint presentation. We are encouraging deacons to take this to ministries that have young adults in them in their diocese.”

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Uncovering Recovery: The Platitude of Gratitude

“One way, then, to edge out the space resentment seeks to claim in our hearts and in our lives is to cultivate gratitude.  Recovery spirituality is clear that we do not have the power to remove our own shortcomings or malformed patterns of thinking (like resentfulness)—only our Higher Power can do that.  However, what we can do is to cultivate virtues that edge out our shortcomings.  So if I want to avoid the poison of resentment in my life, I can cultivate gratitude.”

Read More »

Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network Commends Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility on 50 Years of Service

“The work of CCSR demonstrates that the way we deal with our money and investments witnesses to our grounding in the spiritual gifts which are ours in Baptism.  Among the many gifts given for spiritual discernment, such as teaching, prophecy, and healing, is administration or oversight.  Those charged with oversight are called to be exemplary in love.  This means that God’s love for Creation must shine forth in all of our decision-making, including the ways we invest our treasure to further our mission.  Therefore, attention must be paid to social responsibility in investments.”

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Fragments on Fragments #14: Being Human in a Pandemic

“What is a ‘good death’? For many people it’s almost impossible to think of those two words together, but all religious traditions have had their different ideas about what it means to die well – not glorifying death, nor hiding from it. In this shared tragedy, might we be able to find new ways of dying well? The first step would be to reverse the move towards the privatisation of dying (and grieving). I have been with many people at their deathbeds, and the most peaceful and least anxious have been the ones in which death’s coming is acknowledged, both by the families and the dying person.”

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