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Proof

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty” – That is all Ye know on earth and all ye need to know. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats, 1819. Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go … Continue reading

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Second Great

A wise preacher once remarked, “If you find you can’t do ANYthing else, keep it short.”  So in that spirit I’ll offer something that’s been bumping around my mind for the past couple of days:   I’m beginning to be … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.  Jimi Hendrix Didn’t think you’d ever see me quoting Jimi Hendrix? It was one of many things said by the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop-elect, The … Continue reading

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Calling

The term “call” is often used in the church, and even sometimes outside of church, as a suggestion that God is talking directly to us, informing an action or direction in life. People are called to service of all kinds … Continue reading

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Gardening Hymns

Some of you may have read an article about prison gardens in Monday’s Washington Post [Prison Gardens, article], and if you are anything like me, your response was a big “DUH”. Of course nurturing something, in this case fruits and … Continue reading

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For The Love of Christ

“‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’” John 21:16   This passage from John, which comes to us as the Gospel reading for today’s celebration of Holy … Continue reading

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O Woman Full of Grace

In You, O woman full of grace The angelic choirs, and the human race All creation rejoices. O sanctified temple, mystical paradise, and glory of virgins. In You, O woman full of grace All creation rejoices. All praise be to … Continue reading

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