Wrestling with Angels, Biblical Style

Here is a biblical tale on a biblical scale of the Lord God Almighty trying to get his people’s attention. Sometimes God whispers with that “still small voice” and sometimes God uses a megaphone. Jeremiah, the 7th century B.C. “weeping prophet” was definitely one of these. His book is one of “the most stark and pessimistic in all of biblical…

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“Mercy is a Song”

Music and lyrics by Matthew West Performed by Chris & Rachel Piemonte Mercy is a song, singing to my heart,Telling me it’s ok, come just as you are,I never heard a melody, like the one that’s singing over me,And I just wanna sing along, ’cause mercy is a song. Freedom is a choir, swaying back…

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Honoring George Floyd

I would not consider myself the smartest man in the room.  I know lots of folks who really are the smartest people in the room.  I have a lot of respect for those “brainiacs.”  I would, however, consider myself a reasonable man.  A good man.  A kind man.  A compassionate man.  An Irish-American man who…

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Unity

The scriptures you read today are about the story of the Ascension in the Book of Acts.  The lectionary places today’s gospel, John 17:1-11 – Jesus’ prayer concerning unity – at the end of the Easter season; but in John’s gospel the prayer for unity among His followers occurs at the end of the last supper, so that…

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