Tag Archives: civic duty

Healing with others

In worship, we pray regularly for problems in the world. We do this partly because we are not disconnected from the consequence of conflict in far-off places. Neither are we, in large part, innocent from the causes of these conflicts. The … Continue reading

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Saintly connections

Celebrating my birthday last weekend with my twin brother accentuated the fact that we rarely see each other, let alone on our common birthday. He and his family live in Kitchener; he’s a pastor, and so, too, works on weekends … Continue reading

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Doing God Thanks

The birds can teach us a thing or two about life. Especially those ground feeders. Have you noticed chickadees and sparrows feed? As soon as they peck downward to capture the seeds with their beaks, they immediately throw their necks … Continue reading

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Get lost!

It’s not every day you hear a bishop tell you to ‘Get lost!’ So, we paid attention. Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Shori of the Episcopal Church in the United States quoted in her address to the Joint Assembly a retired New York … Continue reading

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The cost of invitation? Still, love.

A preacher I heard once illustrated the Gospel text (Luke 9:51-62) by giving his farming community the analogy of tilling straight rows in a field. When Jesus says, you can’t plow a field by looking backwards, the challenge is put … Continue reading

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Faith = Trust

Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t believe everything people say to you, especially if they are selling you something. Don’t trust politicians. If you want it done right, do it yourself …. Reads like a charter for good living, eh? Advice … Continue reading

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Marriage is a dance

Dear couple, You took ballroom dancing a while ago. And quite a few times this experience came up in our conversations. So much in the image of dancing relates to the couple relationship in marriage. If you can hold the … Continue reading

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