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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Longing

I think that longing might be the opposite of worrying or of complaining or missing or hoping. I’m not sure. I came across the work as I was reading Liturgy of the Ordinary the other day. The writer used the word “longing” a couple times. And it stuck in my brain. I’m well aware of […]

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Listen

I talked yesterday about starting with God. Or better, about God starting. When I was preparing to speak those words on Sunday, I thought, “I need to be practical.” So here’s my suggestion for you and for me. First, talk to God about everything on your mind. Illness Uncertainty Frustration Career Age And do it […]

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