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Your words, O Lord, are Spirit and Life

Blog Published: February 18, 2013

In this first full week of Lent, the readings lay out a path for our whole lives. First, we have the Ten Commandments in Leviticus and in the Gospel of Matthew; Jesus tells us what we must do to inherit the kingdom ...

Like Grains of Sand

Blog Published: February 20, 2008

Mary Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day” has been following me around the past few days like a small child asking to be picked up and held for a while. Here are some of my thoughts …

Retreat: Tuning into God

Blog Published: June 11, 2007

This morning’s Gospel reading comes from Matthew 5:1-12. Matthew tells us that Jesus saw crowds of people and, instead of staying with them, decided to climb the mountain. Now Jesus was known for his attention to the crowds; he could often be found in the midst of them teaching, healing, listening.