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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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Beacon blessings 

The Collect for the First Sunday in Advent calls upon God for  the grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light. When we handed the infant child baptized last week a lit candle, … Continue reading

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The view from the top

empty light shuffling shadows fall out unseen if you never look down

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About prayer

Father, Mother, source of life, all being; your very name fills us with awe. We long to know you, ruler of all; unelected, you elect us to do your will, here, now, forever. You who nursed creation as it grew, … Continue reading

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Martha & Mary

There is so much to be done: the sweeping of the streets, the hanging of bags full of plasma, saline, the careful placement of Kleenex. There are so many distractions: tanks and trucks, bullets and bombs, the cleaning of windows … Continue reading

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Samaritans and street vendors

Here’s what happens: the priest looks back and sees the Levite pass by. Their eyes meet. They are of the same tribe, and their unspoken concurrence in the decision not to stop reinforces itself in that consecrated moment of collusion, … Continue reading

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The business traveller

After the incident; forever after as he travelled from city to stone city, he would look across the crowd, scanning the horizon and its fall, not for danger – he never saw the robbers coming, never would – blissfully ignorant, … Continue reading

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