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February 18, 2018

In the midst of two stories we know so well, the story of Noah and the flood and the story of Jesus and his baptism we hear in the First Letter of Peter some teaching about the nature of our baptism.  He speaks of it “not as a removal of dirt from...

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February 14, 2018

We are created out of love and for love.  We walk the same earth and breathe the same air, and yet… We proclaim that it is God’s will that all people live in equity and peace, that all have a share in God’s abundant life, that there is liberty and...

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March 25, 2016

There is a common saying in Tamil (a South Indian language) that it is alright to pardon an enemy or an oppressor, but one should never forgive a betrayer. I think that this proverb makes sense as it is indeed very difficult to accept betrayal,...

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March 24, 2016

“Go.” “Go into the city.” “Go into the city to a certain man.” Go into the city to a certain man, and say.” Jesus sent two of his disciples into the city with clear instructions to seek a certain man that goes un-named but who both Jesus and the...

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March 23, 2016

Jesus covers a lot of ground in the gospels, but who determined where he went?  Matthew, the gospel writer, tells us that the infant Jesus was carried by Mary and Joseph from Bethlehem to Egypt, to avoid Herod’s wrath.  Mark tells us that the...

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March 22, 2016

Each Holy Week,  as I read the scriptures leading to Gethsemane, the Last Supper, and inevitably the cross,  I am aware of Jesus’ care for those who have been with him along the way:  The disciples who left everything, the women who learned and ...

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