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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Let There Be Peace on Earth? Philippians 1:3-11 Advent 2 “Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the first responders in San Bernardino.” “Thoughts and prayers are with #SanBernardino.” “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and brave first responders.” “Please keep the victims of #SanBernardino California in your prayers.” Perhaps channeling mine and maybe your anger, impatience, horror, and disgust with the empty platitudes of politicians who… Read More

Wow, this is so beautiful.  Blessed Advent, friends.         O anitphon for our fears by Marin Tirabassi O Emmanuel, hailed by clueless Gabriel, who thinks we can shake off being afraid, Come to us in our fear. We fear the past and the future. We fear those who are unlike us in any way, and we fear family members who should not hurt us but do. We fear chemo… Read More

Here’s what can happen in a community that claims diversity but doesn’t tend it faithfully: we create a culture of accommodation.