Monthly Archives: May 2011

Casting Fear

The Gospels record the message of angels and of Jesus as “Do not fear!”  And we continue to forget that lesson. The church entering the second decade of the 21st century is a lot like the disciples after Jesus’s Ascension … Continue reading

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Ruff stuff

One of our two middle aged cats, Emma, has been wearing a blue neck ruff to protect her head from her scratching. She is allergic to grains and managed to get some. So she itches and scratches and the scratches … Continue reading

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Graduation Reflection

I believe it was Yogi Berra who said “It was déjà vu all over again.”  Last night we attended Christopher’s graduation from graduate school at Canisius College. It was a milestone event, but especially so as it really does not … Continue reading

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Commune or community

These early believers in Jerusalem were a motley lot drawn mostly from among the poor and marginalized. They saw Good News in the teachings of Jesus.  Some like the shepherds were not able to follow the religious dictates because of … Continue reading

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Quoting our kid

In Jerusalem in 30 AD the crowd cheered when he was declared dead. There was relief among the leaders that he was gone – he was no longer a threat to their power or to the nation. Or was that … Continue reading

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