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  • Go softy with yourself
    When the meadows on the body turn gray When the meadows on the body begin to turn gray, let your eyes soften toward yourself, and those who are close. Let anyone, anything, inside who has driven you, let them retire or move at an easier pace. And where you were once firm, and might have […]
  • A call to stillness
    Coming to God: First Days Lord, what shall I do that I can’t quiet myself? Here is the bread, and here is the cup, and I can’t quiet myself. To enter the language of transformation! To learn the importance of stillness, with one’s hands folded! When will my eyes of rejoicing turn peaceful? When will […]
  • Ministry: it’s a modest business
    As pastor of a city church, there are moments and events—both civic and ecclesial—that stand out. Last week was one of those. I was privileged to attend the inauguration of the new Anglican Primate of Australia. It was an impressive occasion in a majestic space. With Bishops and Archbishops from around the nation, the Archbishop […]
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