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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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Forward Day By Day – February 2, 2021

Several of my friends have lost children to addiction. These funerals are heart-wrenching. Not only is the family mourning the death of a loved one, ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 1, 2021

This is not always true of me. I am sometimes very afraid. In particular, the idea of serious injury or disease afflicting my children terrifies ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 31, 2021

I recently heard the story of a Palestinian physician who lives and works in Gaza. He was trying to complete a trip that should be ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 30, 2021

Of all the verses you could pull from the Bible, this one from Galatians may be my favorite. There is a deep and abiding message ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 29, 2021

Psalm 40 begins, “I waited patiently upon the LORD.” And every time I read it, I wonder: What is it to wait patiently on the ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 28, 2021

Yesterday I talked about the difference between being a Christian and the practices we undertake to behave like one. Perhaps one of the most important ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 27, 2021

Christianity is both spiritual faith and physical practice—hope and action. We choose to be a Christian, but we rarely speak about how we practice being ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 26, 2021

Today, we celebrate Timothy and Titus. It is no accident that we celebrate these two young companions of Paul on the day after we remember ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 25, 2021

For Paul, a revelation from God (and his ensuing conversion) was a blinding light. Mine came while I was sitting on a mountain outcrop, overlooking ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 24, 2021

Some of you may know how easy it is to become lost in the New York City subway system. I got turned around down there ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 23, 2021

While on a sabbatical in the winter of 1865, beloved clergyman and poet Phillips Brooks arranged to be in Bethlehem. On Christmas Eve, he visited ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 22, 2021

The first time I saw the Sea of Galilee with my own eyes, I remember thinking, “This is nothing more than a big lake!” I ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 21, 2021

Agnes and Cecilia are among only seven women, including the Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass of the Roman Catholic ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 20, 2021

Fabian was an unlikely pope. He wasn’t even an ordained priest on the day of his election in 236 CE. According to tradition, as he ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 19, 2021

We have two families—the family we get and the family that we make for ourselves. Jesus points to a kinship above and beyond the reality ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 18, 2021

“Who do you say that I am?” My spiritual director gave this question to me to contemplate for a liturgical season. She was clear: “Don’t ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 17, 2021

We prize freedom, so it might not exactly be good news to have Paul tell the Corinthians that their bodies are not their own. He ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 16, 2021

Christian author Tony Campolo has a great book entitled, Adventures in Missing the Point. Today’s lesson from Mark is such a moment in scripture. The ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 15, 2021

One of the most significant concerns I have about Christianity is the way we have domesticated Jesus. In our story from Mark, the Pharisees are ...
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Forward Day By Day – January 14, 2021

Why do we always think that building a wall is a way to make peace? Walls to keep things out (or in) are a band-aid ...
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