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Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent

The Buddha observed that we never see reality; he said, "life is a creation of the mind."  We respond and react to stimuli based on a multitude of factors which have nothing to do with what we see. Shakespeare put it this way when he...

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First Sunday of Lent

First Sunday of Lent

Mention to a friend that your Pastor expects us to practice atheism for Lent and watch the look on their face. But Mark 15:34 says explicitly that, “ Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken...

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Last Sunday After Epiphany

Last Sunday After Epiphany

On the mountain called Mount Tabor, something extraordinary happened. As Jesus prayed, his face changed, the disciples saw him in indescribable light. And they heard a voice from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son." In fact, the disciples suddenly saw who Jesus...

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Seventh Sunday After Epiphany

Seventh Sunday After Epiphany

"There are a growing number of us who have become acutely aware that Jesus’s story has been hijacked by a number of other stories, stories Jesus isn’t interested in telling, because they have nothing to do with what he came to do. The plot has been lost, and it’s time...

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Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

Our desire to "let God in" is always opposed by an internal mechanism that develops in each of us.  We usually call it the ego, sometimes the false self or shadow self depending on who we read.  The biblical language is to call it "the accuser".  Whatever the name, it...

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Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the...

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