Seeds

“Nothing is more practical than finding God."

Today’s gospel reading is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. It’s a parable that usually makes me feel uncomfortable. I realize how much I’m like the “expert in the law” that asks Jesus a question about eternal life, and when Jesus turns the question back to him, gives a really great answer: “‘Love the Lord …

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This past Sunday I talked about how while I’m not completely comfortable with calling the spiritual disciplines “disciplines,” there’s no denying that it takes discipline to practice them. For that reason I think it’s helpful to think of the disciplines as “divine appointments.” The gift of something being a discipline is that you don’t have …

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Yesterday I described the first part of the Sankofa which Tim, Dave and myself attended this last weekend. Sankofa is a West African word that means “to look back in order to move forward.” A Sankofa is a three day cross-racial/ethnic bus trip into the South in which historic sites are visited where critical events …

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I want to let people know what’s up for this next Sunday. As I mentioned yesterday, Dave, Tim and I are going to be away on a Sankofa. But I’m really excited about what’s going to be happening at BRC this week. This will be the beginning of our October focus on cultivating our life …

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A couple of thoughts around today’s gospel reading: “Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.” Jesus didn’t speak those words to the Pharisees or teachers of the law; he said them to the disciples of John the Baptist who had been sent by their leader to ask Jesus if he was “the one,” …

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