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A Heart Filled with Joy

My heart is filled with joy today.  It’s not a complete, total joy, but it is pretty darn close.  This week our national church voted to approve same-sex blessings—a big step on the way to full equality for all who … Continue reading

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And both were changed

Two lives converged that day on the road to Gaza—two men encountered one another in the wilderness and the noon-day sun. One still reeling from the reception he received in Jerusalem (after all eunuchs—and that was he was—weren’t allowed to worship in the temple), the other flush with success from his recent mission to Samaria. One draped with the trappings of wealth and power riding in a chariot down a wilderness road, the other, propelled by the Holy Spirit, running to catch up with the man in the carriage. Two men separated by a wide gulf of class and race and, most likely, sexual identity. Two men drawn to one another by the Spirit and the word of God. Two men meeting at the margins of their lives. Two men changed by an encounter on a road through the wilderness. Continue reading

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