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A Question of Kin and Connection

You know the story  of Jonah—Jonah the reluctant prophet who, when asked by God, to go to Ninevah—the capital of wickedness, the center of corruption, the home of cruelest of all Israel’s enemies—heads straight in the opposite direction.  Jonah who … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Happens

I wonder if forgiveness is something that happens in us and through us—a kind of grace that God imparts in human hearts. I wonder if forgiveness—that releasing of the bond of pain and anger and hurt and shame that ties us to another person—buds and flowers in us over time. One day, we look around and see that that chain of hurt has just slipped away. Continue reading

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An Encounter in the Borderlands

First he ignores her.  Then he dismisses her.  Then he insults her.  Can this be Jesus?  Jesus whose own neighbors and kin ignored him.  Surely he would know the pain being ignored can cause.  Can this be Jesus—Jesus of Nazareth … Continue reading

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