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Exodus 13- Sacrifice, Liturgy and Journey to Form a Chosen People

Exodus 13:1-16: Setting Aside Firstborn and Time in Remembrance The LORD said to Moses: 2 Consecrate to me all the firstborn; whatever is the first to open the womb among the Israelites, of human beings and animals, is mine.  3 … Continue reading

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Exodus 12: Passover, Departure and a New Identity

Exodus 12: 1-20 Time, Ritual and Eating as Acts of Identity The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: 2 This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month … Continue reading

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Exodus 6: God’s Response and Moses’ Heritage

Exodus 6: 1-13 A God Who Speaks and A People Unable to Hear Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh: Indeed, by a mighty hand he will let them go; by … Continue reading

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The Irrational Pieces of Our Identity: A Reflection on the Departure of the San Diego Chargers

Today I’m heartbroken. It isn’t for any particularly rational reason. Others today are worrying that they may lose their health coverage as congress continues its movement to repeal the ACA (Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare to its foes). Some … Continue reading

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The Actor

I wear the costume and take my place upon the stage of the world Waiting for the moments when the spotlight shines my way Learning my role, rehearsing my lines, hiding in my mask Inhabiting an identity that fuses me … Continue reading

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The People We Wish We Were

Admiration can so quickly turn to envy and self deprecation When we see someone else who in the sliver of their life we see Inspires us and yet reflects back the part of us we like the least We desire … Continue reading

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The Need to Remember Rightly

On a day when there will be a number of calls to ‘Never Forget’ I want to add a caution that we need to be willing to remember rightly. The destruction and violence of September 11, 2001 cost the 19 … Continue reading

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