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Things Jesus never said

I’ve been thinking about how easy it is for us to cheapen discipleship to the point it’s no longer recognizable. Certainly I often fail to follow Jesus when it involves risk or great cost, so I’m not pointing the finger at everyone else here.

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Epiphany proclamation 2015

Dear friends in Christ, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us, and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return. Through the rhythms of times and seasons let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.

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The means of life

Everything we need to know about God is revealed for us in Jesus Christ. When we can see that, we partake of the brilliancy of God’s light. A lovely image, yes?

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Who can stand when he appears?

What I want to commend here is the idea of preparing ourselves, with some urgency, to meet Jesus. Our meeting with Jesus may be at the Last Day, or it may be in the sacraments tomorrow, or it may be in the prisoner or the hungry tonight.

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Let us prepare a dwelling place

This is the last in a series of meditations on three Advent collects. Here are the meditations on the collects for Advent I and Advent III. These meditations were given as part of an...

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Let your light shine

Friday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; John 5:33-36 John 5:33-35 You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. Not that I accept such human testimony, but...

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Partakers of his divine nature

Wednesday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 45:5-8(9-17)18-25; Psalm 85:8-13; Luke 7:19-23 Luke 7:22-23 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the...