John

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life and...

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Beatitude

A number of years ago, I stumbled across a blog called Momastery, in which a woman named Glennon Doyle wrote funny, brave, thought-provoking pieces about the spiritual learning to be found in being a mom. Over the years since, Doyle has parlayed that blog into several best-selling books, and used...

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Clean

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain...

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My soul longs after you

Psalm 42 starts with a wonderful image and a deep desire. As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God. However, the psalmist’s longing, we quickly find out, comes about because his soul is so heavy. Not only does he feel forgotten by God,...

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This is the way; walk in it

“Truly, O people in Zion, inhabitants of Jerusalem, you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you. Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet...

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Freedom

It is written in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by God.” Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. (John 6:45) In my text of last Thursday, I spoke to you about Peace, in a perspective of faith, being seen as a certitude...

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Immortality

Christ “is the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation; for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible… all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold...

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Bread of life

For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in...

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Ties that bind and ties that free

Tucked away in a corner of my guest room, there is a stack of worn-out photo albums. Inside them, pictures of my family: my childhood, my parents, my grandparents, sometimes at home, sometimes in strange and unpredictable places. My own family preserved remarkably little of this material, which I regret,...

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A gift?

Since the beginning of our current crisis and the start of isolation and confinement, the media have been awash with advice on how we might successfully use this time in order to self-improve and catch up with our lives, while remaining healthy and making ready for a new normality.  And...

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The Martyrs’ Call to Us

Today is set aside by the Anglican Church in remembrance of the Christian martyrs of the 20th (and 21st) centuries. The book For All the Saints in our sacristy gives short biographies of just a few modern Christian martyrs: the Burmese martyrs of the 1940s; European Christian martyrs against Nazism;...

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Walking on water

We wanted to kill Love – Carried by the Easter liturgy, I decided to write a series of 3 texts to help us see this time of imposed confinement as Good News. I would like to say that in my life I try to apply this maxim in a perfectly...

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