On our way

As we remember those who have gone before us and leaving us their example, I keep thinking that all of us are “on our way.” Just recently I attended a national conference which had as its thrust, “missionary discipleship.” For me these two themes fit together for several reasons. Since…

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October 27, Humility: a Sunday Scriptures blog

For several of the last years, I met homeless people, at shelters, or as patients at the county hospital. It surprised me how they almost never made excuses for themselves. They admitted freely to addictions, to lives marked by irresponsibility and even crime — that is, they were admitted sinners.…

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October 13, Outsiders: a Sunday Scriptures blog

Outsiders, “others,” are prominent in Sunday Scriptures this week. In the Hebrew Scripture reading, we hear the ending of the Naaman story. He was a Syrian who comes to the Hebrew prophet Elijah for healing. The Gospel follows with the account of the curing of 10 lepers — themselves ostracized…

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