Tag Archives: grace

Give God a chance

A year ago last summer we bought a potted Hibiscus plant already in full, glorious bloom. The local nursery encouraged us to plant it right away and let it take root in our garden. When winter came, we snipped the … Continue reading

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Thanks-doing

I knew—we all knew—we had to do it. We had to go, single-file, through the turn-style and meet, individually, with the control officer. The ticket attendant would then scan the barcode on our paper copy or our smartphone before letting … Continue reading

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Faith alone not our faith alone

“Increase our faith,” we pray. Isn’t that what we want? More faith to get us through the tough times. More faith to make us better people. More faith to tolerate things in life that set us off course. More faith … Continue reading

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Alive with the sound of music – a funeral sermon

“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” Do you know where that comes from? Yes, the Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, released in 1965. It was my favorite movie for many years. In fact, … Continue reading

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Humility

The gospel story for today is about humility. And exercising humility means letting go of our privilege in this time and place. Privilege is a state of mind we presume to have, vis-à-vis others. The source of our privilege may … Continue reading

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Grace first

Over the past six weeks I’ve transited through nine different airports on two different continents. One of the expectations of travellers is that when you are in an airport waiting for your flight, you can access free Wi-Fi. But, more … Continue reading

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The way the story is told

Look at the man whose community has judged as possessing a legion of demons. He has been pigeon-holed. Ostracized. Bullied. Looked down upon. Pitied. The man whom they looked upon, and said to themselves, ‘Thank God it’s not so bad … Continue reading

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