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Speaking to the Soul: The Practice of Love

All of us, no matter our religion or race or cultural heritage, can share blood. Blood types do not correspond to what we mistakenly think of as racial distinctions, for what we call race is only a set of variations that are skin deep.

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Speaking to the Soul: Loving Neighborliness

we are asked more importantly to risk being very available to one another – to hang out together – to consider with one another the questions that burn in our souls. And being present, deeply open, willing to engage and to offer not just our resources but ourselves, we discover that neighborly giving is never just a one way street.

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Speaking to the Soul: A place in the story

We are used to endings like “And they all lived happily ever after,” even though most of our books no longer leave us with that kind of conclusion. Certainly in the Bible the endings were often far from happily ever after.

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Surprised by love

Over the years, my mother-in-law has developed a “Samaritan Theory.” She says that people who are struggling, are rejected, are not respected, have an immediate empathy for someone they see as a kindred spirit. John’s vulnerability is a portal for their goodness. They know that he will not reject them. They have a ready outlet for the tremendous store of love they carry with them.

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