Category Archives: Jesus

Feeling the Bern

I was astounded to read this week about the tow truck driver from South Carolina who refused to help a woman whose car had broken down on the side of the road, simply because she had a Bernie sticker on … Continue reading

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Watching New Hampshire

Everyone likes a winner. We line up behind people who are successful in areas we think are important. So the current political polls showing Donald Trump leading the Republicans reveal a great deal about our values as a country. Trump … Continue reading

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Light

“He is risen! He is risen indeed!” This was our first Easter in a liturgical church, and even though St. Mark’s is small, they pulled out all the stops: fragrant lilies and tulips at the altar, incense wafting through the … Continue reading

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Darkness

Sixth Saturday   From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you … Continue reading

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A Moment of Clarity

Sixth Friday/Good Friday There are moments in life that give us total clarity. Usually they center around a crisis. They happen in emergency rooms, in courtrooms, in funeral homes, on a hill called Golgotha. We experience them when we’ve come … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Sixth Wednesday/Holy Week One of the hardest things for me to face is my own duplicity, the false self I hide behind in order to feel good about myself. I really don’t want to believe that like Peter, I too … Continue reading

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Deeply Rooted

Fifth Tuesday I have a number of people I pray for, in my own life and as a spiritual director. As I accompany people in their prayer lives, I’m reminded of how much our prayers arise from our life circumstances. … Continue reading

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Pruning Lesson

Third Saturday As I’ve said before, I work at a local organic farm for part of the year, where we depend on a certain yield from each crop. Ever since they introduced me to farming, I see references to growth … Continue reading

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