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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Blogging Towards Sunday, February 27
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Blogging Towards Sunday, February 20, 2011
Psalm 119:33-40, Matthew 5:13-20 & 33-48
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Friday, February 11, 2011
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Blogging Towards Sunday, February 13, 2011
"If each of us could remember that we are all created in the image of God, then we would naturally want to love more."
- Dorothy Day
"How can religion cause so many wounds.... and yet be a balm of healing?"
- Carol Howard-Merritt
What does it mean to follow Jesus? That's the larger context of this difficult passage which contains 3 distinct yet related sayings. Jesus is teaching in the way of the rabbis: "you've heard it said.... or the Torah says this....." then adding a twist, his interpretation, "but I say to you..." Each of the sayings starts with that rabbinical twist: verses 21, 27 & 31. Jesus is talking about relationships. He's talking in the larger context of the Beatitudes [Matthew 5:1-12]: a new worldview, a view of a new world to which we're invited to works towards and live in. It subverts our expectations, turns our systems upside down, liberates our deepest hopes and dreams in a world of justice, peace and wholeness.
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Friday, February 04, 2011
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Blogging Towards Sunday, February 6
Jesus continues the Teaching on the Mount. Begun with a proclamation of a new reality - the Kingdom of God birthed in the uttering of the Beatitudes, he continues teaching on what a new way of being in this new reality looks like. He uses metaphor and story to say what you can't quite say in words, a hope, a feeling, a thought, a promise that defies syntax. Salt. Light.
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Celebrating Black History Month
"God is Not A White Man"
I discovered this song and video today. It's perfect for bringing a smile.
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