Tag Archives: Lent

There

Is God there when you do not feel him? Is Jesus real even if you didn’t meet him in person? Is the Spirit available when she does not seem there? To a believer, these questions seem silly on the surface. … Continue reading

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Knit

My family is small, and close, and knit by blood but I have another family much broader that is bound by the body and the blood. This family is not perfect. What family is? There is much strife and division … Continue reading

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A Small Rebellion

Commands don’t fall on my ears lightly. While I am a compliant creature There is a rebellion that hides within Whispering, gnawing, sabotaging. This rebellion hears commands, commands designed to help, not hinder, intended that I may be a vessel, … Continue reading

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Receipt

What is forgiveness if it doesn’t cost anything? If it doesn’t demand anything? If grace is offered without change demanded it is of no more substance than a swag bag distributed at a weekend gathering a souvenir of a good … Continue reading

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On Saltiness

Of all the flavors of all the world Jesus told us that we are salt. Not to have salt, not to become salt, not even that we have salt but that we are salt. We are salt, and with that … Continue reading

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Fools of the World

The only people who are righteous are the fools of the world. Standing up when you are told to sit down. Sitting down when you are told to stand. Marching when you are told to go home. Speaking when gags … Continue reading

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The Makers of Peace

In my experience, the makers of peace are rarely truly happy. They struggle. They weep. They strategize, and make plans. They fight without violence, but fight nonetheless. It is only in defeat of violence itself they are happy and as … Continue reading

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