Author Archives: Rosalind Claire Hughes

An open letter on the proposed budget

A letter to my congressional representatives. Please note that this is my personal opinion, and not sent on behalf of any congregation or organization.  My fellow Americans, I would like to take a moment of your time to consider the … Continue reading

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Forgiving Jesus

The readings for the third Sunday in Lent include Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman at a well, and Moses’ miraculous striking water from stone. In the old stories, this encounter beside a well would have ended in marriage. Jacob’s … Continue reading

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Well

“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did.” John 4:29 Continue reading

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In time

Without time,
can even God make a beginning? Continue reading

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Fear of falling 

The lectionary lessons for today are about Adam and Eve, the fall, temptation, redemption, resistance … The devil dared him to be fearless. The devil dared him to be brazen, in God’s face; a son so independent in his own … Continue reading

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Hope in the ashes

There is hope in cold ashes. We do not “do” Lent, we do not approach the fast as those who have no hope, or as though who fear the fire. For God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and … Continue reading

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Forty days of fear

The most ubiquitous instruction in the Bible, we are told, is this: Do not be afraid. And yet, its counterpart is not unfamiliar, either: Fear the Lord your God. Ash Wednesday marks the first of forty days of Lent. It … Continue reading

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