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  • Words for Good Friday
    Beautiful words for this Good Friday from my friend Beth Barnett a man who doubts a man who cries a man who shouts in desperation to the skies a man who dies this is our God a world at war a world that groans a world in pain a world alone a world without a […]
  • Words for Maundy Thursday
    At the end of our Maundy Thursday service tonight, after the sacraments of foot washing and communion, we will conclude with this reflection on the story of Jesus’ arrest (Mark 14.32-52). The Boy Mark That night, lamp bright, in the upper room I served him with meat and wine, When he told the Twelve of his […]
  • Robert Farrar Capon on the onion … and paying attention
    “Between the onion and the parsley, I shall give the summation of my case for paying attention. Man’s real work is to look at the things of the world and to love them for what they are. That is, after all, what God does, and man was not made in God’s image for nothing. The […]
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