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Saints Peter and Paul

“For all that the narrative of Peter and Paul can be one of battling it out for the soul of the early church, from the passages appointed for their shared feast, it is clear that they agreed on at least three things: the message of Jesus was important enough to spend (and risk) their lives on; all are welcome to follow Jesus and enter into the community of believers; and sometimes, the messenger matters.”

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St. Peter and St. Paul and the Octave of Christian Unity

We have seen great strides in Ecumenical reconciliation. More and more bits and pieces are recognizing each other’s sacramental theology and liturgical forms. More important, we are standing together for human rights, for the protection of the Earth, and against injustice toward people of other beliefs or customs.

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A Tale of Two Storms

We are all out sailing on the sea of life. As you consider your own journey, the storms you’ve passed through, or the storms you may be in the midst of, may God bring you out of your distress.

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Even Amidst the Storm

…we don’t choose trust as a formula to get what we want. Despite our faithfulness, terrible things will occasionally happen. Instead, we trust restorative Love because that is who we have become, and that is the way we relate to the world, even in the bleakest of circumstances.

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Lessons and Applications

I’ve been exposed to “Love your neighbor,” but I still find it difficult to love the people behind me who let their water run onto my yard and in a place where I have to mow the result of their watering.

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Speaking to the Soul: Naming

What is the name of the person you’ve always been but can’t quite see how it fits within yourself as you are today? How might you hear that name more clearly during Lent?

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