Sunday Meditations: Palm Sunday

I write this on a day given to remembering the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem.  This year the day seems empty and abstract. The events of the week are too overpowering.  The knowledge that Christ’s entry led directly to his Crucifixion looms too grimly ahead.  This seems the strangest...

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Sunday Meditations: Faith

…[B]elief is not the supernatural sleight of hand designed to save us from the exigencies of life. “There are those who say in winter,” the Sufi story teaches, “‘I shall not wear warm clothes. I will trust in God to keep me warm.’ But they forget,” the story says, “that...

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Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAYFebruary 6, 2008 – 8:00pm  God has given us the power to change our ways.God has given us the power to change our ways.Feed the hungry, loose the bound.Walk humbly with our God.–Mechtild of Magdeburg

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Sunday Meditations

Thig an nathair as an tollLa donn Bride,Ged robh tri traighean dh’ an t-sneachdAir leachd an lair. The serpent will come from the holeOn the brown Day of Bride,Though there should be three feet of snowOn the flat surface of the ground. –Scottish Gaelic Proverb about Imbolc St. Brigid On...

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Sunday Meditations

When we were young, we pledged allegiance every morning of our livesThe classroom rang with children’s voices under teacher’s watchful eyeWe learned about the world around us at our desks and at dinnertimeReminded of the starving children, we cleaned our plates with guilty minds […] And now we drink our...

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Sunday Meditations

“I Have a Dream”  Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a...

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