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The Bread of Life

John 6:24-36 Hungry and desperate, the people press in on Jesus from all sides. I have a bread, Jesus tells them, that will always fill you up and satisfy you. Their mind hovers on these words: I have a bread that will fill you up. After all, this is a people, who know what it is to be empty, to […]

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Grace Is Our Backstory

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The Scripture today tells us: The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. They had been on the road for days. Teaching. Telling the story of Jesus. Telling how their lives had been changed. Telling how they had just been out there in the tedium of their everyday life, longing […]

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Let’s Face It

Mark 8:31-38 Let’s face it. How do we learn to face things? What does that look like? I was pondering that question this week while I was reading the book Second Chances by Cat Hoke. In the book, Cat talks about visiting a prison one day, and seeing the entrepreneur talent of the prisoners. She vividly recalled how one man […]

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Opening the Door

Mark 1:14-20 I found myself listening to the music of Pete Townsend this week, who sings, “When everyone keeps retreating but you can’t seem to get enough. Let my love open the door …” He continues, “When everything seems all over, When everyone seems unkind … Let my love open the door; Let my love open the door; Let my […]

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The Passing of the Peace

Matthew 9:35-10:14 Peace be with you. In the Christian faith, we have a tradition called “the passing of the peace”.  During the passing of the peace, we say to one another: “May the peace of Christ be with you” or maybe just “peace be with you” and the other person responds “and also with you.” The passing of the peace […]

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