Category Archives: Spirituality

Where Is Home?

I cry to you, O Lord, and say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living”.  (Psalm 142:5) People are usually rightly proud of their ancestral heritage, proud of their religious and ethnic traditions.  Many people … Continue reading

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Ordination Message

(The following is a message I gave to Rebecca Driscoll, on her ordination to the Christian Ministry at First Baptist Church, Attleboro, Massachusetts on June 24, 2018) Rebecca, I am honored that you asked me to give the charge to … Continue reading

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A Cry From the Depths

Psalms 130 and 131 are a beautiful duo.  The first is a cry from the depths and the second is an answer from the heart.  Most people remember Psalm 130 as the haunting music “De Profundis” from the movie “Sixth … Continue reading

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Your Spiritual Journey: A Straight Line or a Series of Circles?

Do you feel like you are taking steps towards a well-defined goal or do you feel like you are going in circles?  From a mystical point of view the latter may be the more likely course.  Linear and circular images … Continue reading

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Holy Week and Politics

It was politics as usual in Jerusalem during that first Holy Week.  The echoes with contemporary politics are striking.  Take, for instance, the dialogue between Jesus and the governor, Pontius Pilate, described in John’s Gospel chapter 19. 1.       The wealthy … Continue reading

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Looking For Light

“You are the light of the world … let your light shine before others” (Matthew 5:14-16) I was in London in December, when the days are the shortest of the year.  It rained a lot and there was a snowstorm, … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

In my beginning is my end… In my end is my beginning (East Coker I:1, V:36). What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we … Continue reading

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