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Known in the breaking of the bread

Children sow the sidewalk
with painted rocks wearing
hearts and flowers, as though
faith could irrigate the earth with hope.

I sow my windowsill with birdseed,
a bag to feed a multitude,
though few take up the offer;
the chickadee and the sparrow,
confident of their Creator’s eye,
bolder than most stop by.

Sometimes I imagine that
instead of rolling the stone away
he turned it into bread for the birds
to swarm and peck and carry it
crumb by crumb to feed their young,
open-mouthed and shrill,
laughing at the devil.

The Revd Rosalind C Hughes […]

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Gum Up The Works

Honestly, I do think that surviving this world with your soul intact is the most heroic thing we can do. When you embark on that journey, though, all the forces of darkness will try to crush you

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Speaking to the Soul: Enter In

I, perhaps, identify best with Schrödinger’s cat, simultaneously both arrived and not, until the box is opened. Until the stone is rolled away. Until the gates of hell are burst. How do you enter into the joy of the resurrection?

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Speaking to the Soul: Failure and growth

How have we not learned that the transformation of dead matter (failure, death, loss) into an agent of growth is the pattern we see everywhere—from the smallest plant to the evolving cosmos continually expanding and birthing new life from the detritus of death.

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Speaking to the Soul: All Saints

by Linda McMillan

 

Luke 20:27-38
2 Maccabees 7

 

Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question “…there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.”

 

About 200 years before today’s readings in Luke, that old […]

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Seven billion stages and an empty theater

Our lives stop being lives and begin to be a series of one-act plays on stages within audiences – since everyone we think should listen is busy on their own stage. Seven billion stages and an empty theater – empty but for God who leans forward, loving what God sees ferociously, leaning forward in his one auditorium seat, with God’s elbows on God’s knees, eyes wide, full of beaming love.

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