A Healing Meditation

Yesterday, (7/22/2018) in the Gospel for Pentecost 9, many Christians celebrated the compassionate healing activity of Jesus. His powerful ministry continued through the apostles. And centuries later it still spreads through the gift of healing as we seek and pray for God’s kingdom to come “on earth as it is in heaven.” It’s a good

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Love, Sweet Love

Everyone agrees that’s what we really need. But this Valentine’s Day reveals we aren’t so sure as a culture about what love really is. This weekend saw the release of the painfully romantic, critically panned date movie, “50 Shades Darker.”  Protest signs at myriad political demonstrations graphically commend: “Love, not Hate.”  Images of cuddly puppies, kittens and

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Fresh Oil

Today it is still Ascensiontide on the liturgical calendar, the day before Pentecost. Christians are remembering that period of waiting for the spiritual power Jesus promised would come upon about 120 persons, including the twelve disciples. During these few days, Judas was replaced with Matthias to complete the symbolic number for a new Israel, a community

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