Tag: Homily

Forgiveness

Jack Kornfield is a bestselling author.  He is also, as I understand it, a Buddhist monk.  Jack has taught mindfulness techniques and meditation around the world.  Lots of people are familiar with his work.  I have long admired and at times borrowed some of his stories.  Today is one of those days. On the train from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia,…

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Who Is God Again?

But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” – Exodus 3:14 Who is God? It…

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Make new friends and…

Back in the sixties, I was a very lousy Girl Scout. In fact, I virtually flunked at being a Girl Scout. My uniform did not pass muster. I hated camping. I barely earned a badge. But I do remember the song – the campfire song: Make new friends and keep the old… I remember a…

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The Canaanite Woman

This is a complicated Gospel we have here this morning. For starters, it is a little hard for me to imagine Jesus being so rude and angry. This is not my Jesus, my Jesus said “let the little children come to me.” He perpetually had birds on his shoulders and his arms were always outstretched.…

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Jesus Feeds His People

You’ve heard me say many times – over the years – that context is everything.  We hear into today’s Gospel reading that Jesus fed 5000 men, not counting women and children, so Jesus really fed somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-15,000 people.  This kind of image is easily tattooed on our brains.  It’s a huge event.  No wonder Matthew…

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Seeds and Weeds Together

Anyone who is a gardener knows what it is like to have the weeds take over -especially if you happen to take a vacation during the springtime.  A couple of weeks away from your garden in the springtime can set you back for the whole summer.  Isn’t it amazing how weeds grow!  They seem to come…

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