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Month: July 2021

July 28-August 3, 2021

Arms wide open.  The posture of crucifixion.  The very posture we are invited into in the last stanza of both the Peace Prayer and Jesus’ Beatitudes: O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to understand,to be loved as to love.For it is in […]

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July 14-27, 2021

Last week I attended my first ever virtual MennoCon (Mennonite Church USA Convention).  I’ve been going regularly to MennoCon since 2001, and while it was sad not to be in person, I was really grateful to be able to join virtually this year.  Events began last Tuesday evening with worship and I enjoyed tuning into […]

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July 7-13, 2021

Sowing seeds of hope amid despair.  This is where the Saint Francis Peace Prayer invites us next, after sowing seeds of faith amid doubt.  HOPE was my 2020 ‘star word,’ given to me before COVID-19 changed us.  You might remember Paul writing at the very end of his ‘love poem’ in I Corinthians 13:  “But […]

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