Monthly Archives: March 2015

Reuben

In today’s first reading from The Lectionary, we are reminded of the story of Israel’s youngest son, Joseph. Joseph is the dreamer to whom his fatherĀ gave a long coat with sleeves. Jealous of Joseph, his brothers conspired to kill him–except … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by the water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves … Continue reading

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Can you drink the cup?

Jesus asked the sons of Zebedee, “Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” (Matthew 20) Henri Nouwen wrote, Drinking the cup of life makes our own everything … Continue reading

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Exalted One

The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted. (from Matthew 23)

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Mercy and Forgiveness

Be merciful, just as our loving God is merciful. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (from Luke 6)

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Land of the Living

Kind and faithful is the Lord, gentle is our God. The Lord shelters the poor, raises me from the dust. Rest once more, my heart, for you know the Lord’s love. God rescues me from death, wiping my tears, steadying … Continue reading

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