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“Their God is My God”

Oh, how good and pleasant it is, when brethren live together in unity! –Psalm 133:1 PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been … Continue reading

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The “Come to Jesus” Talk

Human Resources Professional speaking to employee on the edge: “Our goal for today’s session is to make you either a performing associate or a former associate. We don’t much care which…” In professional circles, this is known as The Come … Continue reading

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Why Was Jesus Angry?

A man is about as big as the things which make him angry. —Sir Winston Churchill PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into … Continue reading

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Whose Coin Is It?

“For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step.” ― Thomas à Kempis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ You have … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

“The weekend at the college didn’t work out like you planned; the things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand…” —Lyrics from Reelin’ in the Years, by Steely Dan (Becker & Fagen, 1972) PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you … Continue reading

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Let It Go

Those who were able to forgive their former enemies were able also to return to the outside world and rebuild their lives, no matter what the physical scars. Those who nursed their bitterness remained invalids. It was as simple and … Continue reading

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Time Flies

For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. —James, the brother of Jesus (James 4:14). PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with … Continue reading

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Marks of Discipleship

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried. —G.K. Chesterton. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety … Continue reading

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The Third Reformation

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ― C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of … Continue reading

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Praying with Force

Pray as you can, not as you can’t. —Abbot John Chapman (1865–1933), British Catholic priest and New Testament scholar. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: … Continue reading

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