Tough Questions Along the way

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Still life in red, © Rob Stoner 2018 In fact, what I think Jesus is really saying to them is that your question is irrelevant. In terms of the loving, compassionate, inclusive community which I am trying to create, your question has no currency. At this point in his ministry, with his encounter and death in Jerusalem staring him in …

Anger to Love

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Stop lying and be honest, for we belong to one another. Let go of anger and make peace instead. Encourage those who would steal, for example, to work with honest labour, and share what they make with the poor. Resist words that hurt and speak instead to encourage each other, so that words will help whoever might hear them grow stronger. Let …

The light shines in the darkness

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Candle in Darkness, ©Zion Lutheran Church “Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: ”You are accepted. You are accepted. accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask for the name now: pemaps you will …

Promises

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Grace alights freely and gently as a butterfly on a careworn hand, ©Rob Stoner 2017, Watercolour My water colour painting of a butterfly sitting on a hand, surrounded by these words, “Grace alights freely and gently as a butterfly on a careworn hand” encapsulates all that I want to say this morning. Because, whatever the Gospel is about, it is …