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I can’t stop crying

And here’s why.  I’m crying because we ignore the words of Jesus.  We read them, we understand them and then we simply ignore them.  I’m especially broken over why we ignore Jesus’ words in John 13 – “Love one another as I have loved you and the world will know you are with Me” and […]

Radically in love

If we follow Jesus Christ, we’re called to live such a radically loving and sacrificial “I will die for you” lifestyle that the broken world can’t ignore us – and in fact will be drawn to us to ask us why we are the way we are.  Because what they see in us makes them […]

Thomas Aquinas on injustice

Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest who lived in the 13th century.  He is regarded by many as the most comprehensive theological thinker of the late Middle Ages, possibly in the entire history of the church.   The other day, someone tweeted this Aquinas quote: “To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself […]

NYC #injustice

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about Eric Garner and his family.  And of course, I couldn’t go back to sleep because another man, a son of God, is unnecessarily gone, another grand jury decided not to even pursue the possibility that excessive force was used…and another family is in grieving […]

Even a little more on shame

Shame obsesses.  Often, instead of seeing the big picture, shame focuses obsessively on one or two instances of supposed failure.  I say “supposed failure” because the “thing” shame obsesses about might not even be a real failure.  But if our shame-based minds feel even a smidgen of doubt about just one aspect of our performance […]

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