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Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic”

Spy Wednesday

On “Spy Wednesday” – so called because it is the day before Judas, the traitor, sold Jesus out for a bag of silver, these words from Martin Luther King, Jr., are most appropriate. Through violence you may murder a murderer but you can’t murder… Continue Reading “Spy Wednesday”

We Pray for Peace

Today on United Nations Day we pray for peace. O Loving Creator,we remember that war and violence continue tomaim, kill and destroy. Hundreds of thousands of human beings look at their sisters and brothers over the barrels of guns, cannons and missiles.Help us to… Continue Reading “We Pray for Peace”

How Can We Be Peace in the World?

I so admire the work of Etty Hillesum – the depth of her spirituality in the face of the Nazi death camps was extraordinary. On this day, Memorial Day, that we celebrate the women and men who have fought to protect us, we pray… Continue Reading “How Can We Be Peace in the World?”

It’s Not About Where You’re From

We put a lot of importance in ethereal things like status and material things like money. But it’s not about what we have or where we’re from. It’s how we live our lives. In Saturday’s Gospel reading from the 11th chapter of Luke, we… Continue Reading “It’s Not About Where You’re From”