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MLK: Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, National Cathedral – March 31, 1968

a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world.

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A Friend in High Places

“But a good life takes practice and attention. And the answers to the questions of discernment – marriage, divorce, vocation – all must come in dialogue with the Spirit. And with abiding fidelity to and love for Jesus and learning from the few words we have of his in four slim Gospels plus Acts and a few letters.”

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Anglican Primates meet with King Abdullah in Jordan

“Archbishop Justin said it was ‘a great honour’ to be received in audience by King Abdullah. He explained that the Primates had been discussing the forthcoming Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and said: ‘We are looking at issues of climate change, very relevant here in the Jordan valley and around the shrinking Dead Sea. We are seeking to see how to support peace in this region, grateful for the examples of yourself and this Kingdom.'” – Anglican Communion News Service

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Speaking to the Soul

A Friend in High Places

“But a good life takes practice and attention. And the answers to the questions of discernment – marriage, divorce, vocation – all must come in dialogue with the Spirit. And with abiding fidelity to and love for Jesus and learning from the few words we have of his in four slim Gospels plus Acts and a few letters.”

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Come and See

“Come and see,” Jesus tells his soon-to-be disciples when they ask him where he is staying.  And this seems to me to be the best, short response to any theological question. Who is God?  Who is the Christ? Come and see.

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Unfinished Dreams

“I remember that often dreams in the Bible were messages that the dreamer was supposed to get regarding something God wanted them to know. At other times, God used God’s own voice or that of an angel to pass the message along.”

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Antony of Egypt

“It would have been easy for him to allow himself to be the visitor’s intercessor, to put himself in the position of the holy man with special connections to God–yet he did not.  As harsh and jarring as Antony’s response might be, he displayed his own humility by pushing his visitor to take his own journey with God. Feeling God’s connection to us often is strongest when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable enough to both wail at God and rail at God.”

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MLK: Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, National Cathedral – March 31, 1968

a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world.

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In Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. Day marred by expected protest of gun control legislation

Please pray particularly on Monday, which is not only the day when we commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but is also Lobby Day at the State Capitol in the heart of Richmond. Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth and from states far away are expected to converge on the Capitol grounds to protest against gun control legislation that is before our General Assembly. In light of these challenging circumstances that bring immediately to mind the horrific events in Charlottesville almost two and a half years ago, we pray. We pray first and foremost for peace and for an end to violence.

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Hee hee

Am I the only one who wonders why Jesus is so rarely pictured as smiling? God-the-Father is rarely depicted in art.  I believe it has to do with graven image cosmic copyright or something.  But when God is depicted in art – also no smile.  It just makes me curious, is all.

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Whatever you need it to be

This circle of greens on the grass near my home caught my attention last week. Was it a Labyrinth?  Was it a Solstice Circle? Was it a Druid Circle? I asked a little old lady on a bench a few feet away.  “What is that?”

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