“Little flock,” he called them.

Continued from yesterday: Our reading for Sunday starting with the words of Jesus: “Do not be afraid.” But the sentence Jesus said before that is worth reading. “Seek God’s kingdom and all these things will be added to you. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your father has been pleased to give you the […]

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Starting to think about “afraid”.

I knock on the door before I walk into hospital rooms. Often when I knock, the people in the room look up with anticipation. Family members stand up. Sometimes they say, “Doctor.” They have been waiting for news, sometimes for hours. As soon as they see someone older, not in a uniform, they assume that […]

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A prayer for those who may need it today.

God. I know. It’s Friday. And I only write prayers here on Sunday. But today a friend is leading a funeral and everyone there will be, as they should be, heart-broken. And I think maybe other friends are at another funeral. And everyone I hear from, it seems, has loss and fatigue. I know that’s […]

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Given to me to share.

I started talking about greed, gratitude, and generosity on Monday. I talked about the story Jesus told about a guy with surplus on Tuesday. Today, we’re finishing the story. +++ The man thought that the point of life was accumulating stuff. The more stuff, the better life. Let’s go back to the question. “What should […]

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