Goddess of mercy Come comfort me, hear my plea To be whole and well Sister, full of grace Gentle sister, mend my heart Mend the ruptured seal Oh joy of Heaven Drain the ocean of my pain Wash me in your light Compassionate one Lead me to the perfect life With your touch, lift me […]

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An ocean of tears Shed in sorrow and silence Voiceless agony   Angel, have mercy Sing, wash me in your echo Your cleansing music   The withering world The divine presence binds me I will not perish   Free me from myself Intoxicated by light Memories of love   Calm me with reason Soak me […]

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A Homily – Matthew 18:21 – 35

The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.09.16     Mercy   Listen!   Forgive, be merciful.   Forget every word in this passage except these:   Do not settle on merely forgiving someone seven times, but forgive them seventy-seven times.   Do not place limits on your mercy.   If it is your power to […]

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The Death Penalty (Collected Parts)

Part I   There are executions taking place in the country all the time.   Some states like Texas, and Oklahoma have systems of capital punishment that move people through, bringing them to their final-end with systematic ease.   In recent years there are many states who have had to change the methods by which […]

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A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.28     Getting it Wrong, Again   The writers of John’s Gospel reveal, once again, their fundamental misunderstanding of Jesus and mission.   The ministry of Jesus was centered on real people, living real lives, facing real hardship, in the real world.   His gaze was focused toward […]

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A Homily – Matthew 5: 38 – 48 ©

The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.02.19     The Law of Human Making   Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You have learnt how it was said: Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. But I say this to you: offer the wicked man no resistance. On the contrary, if anyone hits you on the […]

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A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 20.27 – 38 ©

A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 20.27 – 38 ©   The Gospel of the Day – 2016.11.06     The Letter of the Law   Some Sadducees – those who say that there is no resurrection – approached him and they put this question to him, ‘Master, we have it from Moses in writing, that […]

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