Reflections and Meditations

Reflections and meditations on the daily readings from the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Digital Network, Forward Day By Day, Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), Episcopal Cafe, D365.org and the Lectionary (Satucket.com).

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My Soul doth Magnify the Lord

My Soul doth Magnify the Lord

Every day for Morning and Evening Prayer, there it is, the Magnificat, Mary’s canticle revealing the Annunciation (Lk. 1: 46-55). Sometimes I use the 1928 ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 23, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 23, 2017

James led the community of Jewish Christians in Jerusalem and had considerable influence among the Christ followers of the Jewish diaspora. According to Josephus, even ...
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Faithful Servants

Faithful Servants

The post Faithful Servants appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: Faithful Servants [D365 Daily Devotions] ...
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Let Us See God

Let Us See God

Matthew 22:15-55 Meryl Streep is a hypocrite. She is probably the biggest hypocrite in Hollywood, maybe the world. Of course, there are lots of hypocrites ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 22, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 22, 2017

Today, you may not be contemplating refusal to pay your taxes on religious grounds, but you might be wondering about how to respond as a ...
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Special Days

Special Days

Have a good day!” That’s a kind of greeting you hear just about every day from someone. Occasionally I’ll get “Have a great day,” or ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 21, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 21, 2017

A number of years ago, I loaded my youth group into a van to participate in a protest. We missed Willie Nelson’s performance, and Joan ...
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Perplexed

Perplexed

The daily office for Friday includes Matthew 11:1-6 most of which is a pretty straight-forward message from Jesus to John about the work Jesus is ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 20, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 20, 2017

The question John’s disciples pose to Jesus has a special urgency as John languishes in Herod’s prison. “Are you the one? The bringer of judgment ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 19, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 19, 2017

Nobody likes that guy who goes around saying, “We’re gonna lose. You might as well give up now.” At the siege of Jerusalem, Jeremiah was ...
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Jesus the Messiah

Jesus the Messiah

Matthew 10:34-42 Reading today’s lesson, I smile and think to myself that the families of Jesus’ followers didn’t get it at all, that Jesus was ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 18, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 18, 2017

Luke the Evangelist has fundamentally shaped our understanding of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian—the infancy narratives, the songs of Zechariah and ...
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Internal Mental Health Awareness Day

Internal Mental Health Awareness Day

At college, I was confused by a fellow student who always appeared to be happy. “You always appear to be happy,” I told her, puzzled ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 17, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 17, 2017

In Matthew’s Gospel, the people of the Jesus Movement are the vanguard of God’s resistance and liberation operation for the entire world that is held ...
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A Prayer for the Day

A Prayer for the Day

O Lord, it’s been a day, already. And I haven’t even gotten out of bed. My mind has been rushing, my thoughts are scattered, my ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 16, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 16, 2017

This passage from 1 Corinthians calls us to examine our relationships and ask: How can we stand in openness to each other and reflect who ...
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Knowing God

Knowing God

The post Knowing God appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: Knowing God [D365 Daily Devotions] ...
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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Browsing Facebook I came across some pictures of Spain posted by an old friend I had not seen in forever. And each day more and ...
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Forward Day By Day - October 15, 2017

Forward Day By Day – October 15, 2017

Sometimes, as I look around a world filled with conflict, I wish that the prophets offered a more detailed program for the realization of their ...
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Be The Change

Be The Change

Philippians 4 ‘You can safely assume you‘ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.’ Anne Lamott I don’t know ...
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