Monthly Archives: June 2011

Graveside Journey

When death confronts us suddenly, unexpectedly, it’s as if the breath has been sucked from our lungs. For the last place you would ever have imagined being, a short week ago today, would be right here by the graveside of … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday – The End of Days?

Matthew 28:20 “…. I will be with you to the end of the age ….” We come now to the end of things. It’s the end of a school year. It’s the end of many church programs. On this Trinity … Continue reading

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Confirmation Sunday — the Adventure Continues

John 7: 37-39 ” … out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water …. The image of water brings it, again, all back to Baptism. Confirmation is about affirming — saying “yes!” — to your baptism. The waters of our … Continue reading

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A Royal Wedding

Colossians 3:12-17 ” … above all clothe yourselves with love …. ” Over this past spring and summer, Canadians especially have been enamored by both the royal wedding and royal visit to Canada by Prince William and Kate Middleton. They … Continue reading

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Mutuality in Leadership

T. S. Eliot wrote a prayer: “Teach us to care and not to care.” I appreciate such candid, honest and real words to describe effective public service leadership. Applying to teachers, care-givers in medical institutions, spiritual guides, pastors and priests, … Continue reading

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Easter 7A – We Belong

In the so-called farewell discourse occupying the mid-teen chapters of the Gospel of John, Jesus gives his disciples, shall we say, his “famous last words” to them. I would take these instructions to be of particular importance. These words must … Continue reading

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