Peter and the family picture.

Three or four years after Jesus was baptized, Peter walked into a house, the house of a Roman centurion named Cornelius. Cornelius was a Roman, but he wanted to follow the God of the Jews. Through visions that both Cornelius and Peter had, against all odds and against all political and religious protocols, Peter walks […]

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First family picture.

It happens all the time around the holidays. It happens at weddings, at reunions. It’s an important part of first communion and baptism. It’s the family picture. Taking a family picture is a way to remember that on this day, at this time in our lives, we were together. On Christmas Eve our family took […]

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A prayer for the Sunday of the Baptism of Jesus

God. We know that you are telling a big story. Across lifetimes, across generations, you see how words to one prophet are true five hundred years later. In a first glimpse. And then are true thousands of years later. We are aware of our story. Which has frustrations that need to be addressed in the […]

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Practice love: wash your hands.

When I wrote something awhile back about visiting people in the hospital, I said that the most practical thing you can do to be helpful is to foam your hands on the way into the room and foam them on the way out. It doesn’t sound very spiritual, I suppose, but it shows profound love […]

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