Tag Archives: fire

Dust

Between fire and the sky- cold stars trading embers, we are smoke: dust, ash, and air rising and falling

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Year C Proper 15: “I came to bring fire”

Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under, how I am strained, and constrained, and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s sermon: Fire

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Great Vigil of Easter: 2013 update

(For the fire and water demo that accompanies this sermon, see last year’s offering: https://rosalindhughes.com/2012/04/07/easter-vigil-sermon-new-fire-and-living-water/) New fire and living water. Extremes of existence, held together by the cross and the resurrection, like life and death. Fire. It falls from the … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 21: salted with fire

It was bedtime, so I gave the fire a stir to make sure it really was dying down, and of course, as fires are wont to do when stirred up, it sprang back into life. So the cat and I … Continue reading

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Isaiah 6: 1-8

the seraphs, shimmering as if aflame flew on strong winds bellowing the coals to life; even the heavenly hosts used borrowed tools to take cleansing fire to touch my lips, set loose my tongue. Burning from the outside in, swallowing … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Apostles on fire, unconsumed; baring their souls before holy ground.

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