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Sunday Reflections (Page 4)

Reflection on the Readings; December 6, 2015

Advent Hands by Catherine Alder   I see the hands of Joseph. Back and forth along bare wood they move. There is worry in those working hands, sorting out confusing thoughts with every stroke. “How can this be, my beautiful Mary now with child?”  Rough with deep splinters, these hands, small, painful splinters like tiny…

Reflection on the Readings; November 22, 2015

truth? what is truth? kings are old, or dead: dust collecting on history’s bookshelf; so, why would we need kings (or ‘constitutional monarchs’) in this day of ipods/mp3s, lightning fast email, instant connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime in the world? what is truth? truth is a commodity traded to the highest bidder; truth is a…

Reflection on the Readings; November 15, 2015

shiloh (1 Samuel 1:4-20; 2:1-10) you wait           at shiloh, where we can bring     our brokenness                    and,     with the pebbles        formed from our tears,     the rocks chiseled        from our hardened                           hearts,     the stones others         have cast at us,                  we build a             cairn to mark…