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Beloved

One of my seminary friends tells the story of a classmate—a person she found particularly annoying. When she found out she would be rooming with this woman for two weeks, she wondered how she would ever survive. Finally, she turned to a particularly sweet priest who had served a difficult parish for a long time. She asked him how he put up with the difficult ones. He told her, “Whenever I look out at my congregation, I see the beloved children of God.” The way my friend tells it, that shift in perspective made all the difference in the world.

Beloved of God. That’s true of me, that’s true of you and that’s true of all God’s children. How do we live with this knowledge? Continue reading

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