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Waking up to a resurrection revolution

Fifty years have passed, now, since King’s sermon at the Cathedral, and his subsequent assassination. If this death of his had been but sleep, as some of the poets say, and he were to awaken and return today, I wonder if he would be in any way disturbed by the kind of revolution whose results met Rip Van Winkle, or Thomas the apostle. Continue reading

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Inhabiting Thomas

Because you came back for Thomas I hope you may come back for me. Because you breathed peace upon Thomas I wonder if there is a peace for me. Because you let Thomas touch you I believe I will hold … Continue reading

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It is not enough

It is not enough for him to die. It is not enough for him to offer up his pain, to offer us his wincing scars: touch my hand; my open, scored side; trace the welts and weals of the thorns … Continue reading

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Sabbath sunrise in suburbia

In the dying of the dark, quiet resounds: a cat rasping food from her bowl; the whining clamour of electrical connections picked up by the antennae in our teeth. Dawn shatters on street lamps, security lights. Shadows decline over the … Continue reading

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For Thomas

Thought for the second Sunday of Easter: when you are doubtful, uncertain; when you stumble through grief and tears cloud your vision as they fall; be kind to yourself. Remember, Jesus came back especially for Thomas.

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Wanton Story-Telling: Year B, Easter 2

My children are among the very few people who have heard this story. I don’t like to tell it because it sounds so strange, so unusual, so unbelievable. I once saw the Holy Spirit in the church in which I … Continue reading

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