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Forgiveness: from transaction to wholeness

We ran all-out with back packs and walking poles to catch the bus. Yes, we were on a walking pilgrimage. But a few of us didn’t feel up to walking through one of northern Spain’s downtown city streets. After hiking … Continue reading

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Relationships over Resources

A member of this congregation sent me an email including a list of short phrases called paraprosdokians. A paraprosdokian, according to my online dictionary, is a derivative of a Greek word which means, ‘beyond expectation’. It is a wordplay, a … Continue reading

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The other side

In a Brazilian folk tale called, “The Little Cow”, a master of Wisdom was walking through the countryside with his apprentice. They came to a small disheveled hovel on a meagre piece of farmland. “See this poor family,” said the … Continue reading

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No life insurance

It’s like the spirited game parents play with their young children. I remember years ago when the kids were still in diapers tossing our little ones up into the air, and then catching them on their way down. What makes … Continue reading

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Who’s counting?

I think it was Albert Einstein who said that we can’t solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking that caused the problem in the first place. In other words, we can’t move forward with solutions into the … Continue reading

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An opportunity

By golly, we do it to ourselves! Time and time again. There’s a sense in the gospel text for today (Matthew 21:33-46) that we are the captains of our own demise. Let’s stay with the allegory to mean that the … Continue reading

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