Open the Door!

  Easter is the celebration of a grand opening — in biblical Greek, a megale thura. Through Christ’s amazing grace and strong will to lead us away from violence and death, the door is opened to life eternal. He is risen! He is risen, indeed!  

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Love Perseveres

As we continue our journey through Lent we consider how the power of God’s love perseveres through our times of obstinacy. We too, persist in loving our neighbors and ourselves, even when the world seems shrouded in darkness. May God say of us all one day, #WePersisted

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Love Decides

During Lent this year we are looking for love and all the ways it manifests itself in daily life. This Sunday we consider how love “decides”.  To follow Christ’s teaching that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbors as we love ourselves,...

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Love Gives

In 1965 Jackie DeShannon belted out, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love … it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” As followers of Christ we are reminded that God is love and that the greatest commandments are to love God and to love our...

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The Beloved

At both his baptism and transfiguration, Jesus heard the voice of God calling him God’s “own beloved child.” Do we know ourselves to be the beloved children of God? What impact would such an awareness have on our observance of the season of Lent? As we enter a time of...

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Almost Famous

The Gospel-writer Mark says that after his wonder-working miracles, Jesus’ “fame began to spread.” Was Jesus famous? Almost famous? Is there any spiritual danger in our focusing on fame? Even the fame of Jesus?

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