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Category: Jesus

A very belated Christmas thought ...

A year ago, after a somewhat rocky Christmas Eve, I woke at 4 AM and wrote this essay to read to my family before we ate monkey bread and frittata and drank some mimosas. I read it again this year before our traditional Christmas morning repast and it seemed to resonate with my people. I […]

Praying the Psalms ...

"In prayer we intend to leave the world of anxieties and enter a world of wonder. We decide to leave an ego-centered world and enter a God-centered world. We will to leave a world of problems and enter a world of mystery. But it is not easy. We are used to anxieties, egos, and problems; […]

God's wholehearted love ...

I love listening to broken people talk about God. There is no moralizing, no pontificating, no fake humility about how they are just so blessed. Just. So. Blessed. Give me a good alcoholic who has to try every day to stay on the wagon, give me someone who has had their heart broken once or […]

It's not God's design ...

I recently officiated the wedding of two of the most kind, compassionate, Christ-following young women I know. The wedding was holy, filled with love and laughter. The entire event had a profound impact on all of us who were there. The love these women share is contagious!! The argument I often hear against same-sex relationships […]

Jesus broke the rules ...

When I mow the lawn, I think. Sometimes this is good. Sometimes it is boring. Sometimes I am fascinated by what my mind drifts toward. Today, this is what I pondered: Jesus often "broke the rules" in order to heal or love a person. For instance, He broke the Sabbath laws in order to heal […]

Jesus stood on the side of the left out ...

Jesus always stood on the side of the marginalized, the left out, the ones the religious elite labeled as "unclean," even outside of God's love. At what point in history did Christians start to believe that we should do otherwise? (Alice Shirey)

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