Bring Us to Light

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.” | Isaiah 9.2, NRSV Today, I am groping and groaning under the weight of hate.  I grit my teeth.  My bones ache.  I rock and shake in the valley of […]

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Tongue

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,     and those who love it will eat its fruits.” | Proverb 18.21 Calling all cats! Get our tongues! Only you can play with them. Open your mouths and say, “Ahhh.” Because if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Loose lips are […]

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I am at a loss

I met an area rabbi for the first time this morning.  He shared his sacred space with me, his holy book with me.  We planned this meeting last week before the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg.  What a difference a week makes. If God works in mysterious ways, then humans work […]

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Another day, another tragedy: What do we say now?

Every day and in the United States in particular, we experience one deception, one violation, one scandal, one mass shooting, one assault on our collective reasoning, one attack on our decency after another.  Social media catches it all and acts more like a net, a web.  I can’t shake it though I want it off […]

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Lament after Loss: Thinking about the victims of the mass shooting in Texas

On Sunday, there was another church massacre.   This time in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  While I was inviting my congregation to pray for the victims of the latest terror attack in New York City, another was occurring.  Twenty- six people, many of them children, are among the dead.  The number of persons killed is made worse by […]

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