Sunday, January 31, 2010

Married to Life

Corinthians 13 is so often read at weddings, because it expresses the transformative power of love. Marriage is also a biblical metaphor for spiritual fulfilment. We are called to dedicate ourselves to life with the passion and devotion of a married couple whose love is strong enough to transform all that they are.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Way of Community

Paul's metaphor of the body in Corinthians is his challenge to the church to pull together. It is about team-work, understood not as all running after the ball in a clump, but each playing their own position in complementarity and communication with each other. And this is the caring community -- a kind of caring that is life-giving. And all this taken together is the model of life that the church has to offer to the world.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Endless Diversity

Our gifts differ more broadly than most of us imagine. It is challenging for us as a human race -- and as a church! -- to be so diverse. The challenge of inclusion is to affirm our own gifts humbly, to affirm others gifts graciously, and to recognize the one spirit in them all.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

This Same Holy Spirit

The Spirit that cones upon us in our baptism subsequently leads us throughout our life. In so many moments of our lives, the waters of our baptism touch us, cleansing us, return us from death to life, reminding us of the presence of the Sacred, and touching our hearts with the blessings of all those who love us.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blessings for a New Year

The Ephesians reading refers to the array of blessings which are ours in Christ and John refers to the ultimate blessing of the presence of God in our world and in our lives. These blessings are the spiritual equipment that we need for living well into our new year.
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