Choose Life

13 Pentecost                                                                       September 8, 2019 RCL, Year C                                                                          Emmanuel Parish     I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you

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What Do We Do with our Losses: Lent Four

            What Do We Do with Our Losses:                                     The Choice between Resentment and Mourning     Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been

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The Desert as the Way to Life: Blooming in the Fierce Reality of Love

In our Collect for the First Sunday of Lent, we pray: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations, and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you might to save. Fierce and true words for each of us. We all know the truth of this

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Where to Find God

We grow up thinking that our lives might not be successful unless we do BIG things. We think this about making money, positions in our vocation, raising impeccable children. This kind of big thinking always permeates church life–particularly about numbers in worship and budget and programs. We Americans are trained to think about big goals

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The Anglican Way

This meditation is the homily from last Sunday’s 1662 Morning Prayer service which was part of the Mountainside Baroque Summer Music festival.  The Scholars of St Cecelia sang canticles from William Bryd’s Great Service and we chanted to the tunes composed by Thomas Morley.  It was a service of mystery and beauty.  The Episcopal Liturgy

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