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Tears and Gears

  As the gears of the machine we’ve wired ourselves into grinds to a screeching halt This system which was fueled by sweat and creativity and occasionally lubricated by blood Whose thrums and hums we’ve synched the rhythm of our … Continue reading

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Matthew 12: 46-50 Redefining Community

Matthew 12: 46-50 Parallel Mark 3: 31-35; Luke 8: 19-21 46 While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him.47 Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your … Continue reading

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Matthew 11: 1-15 Jesus and John the Baptist: Identity, Time and Authority

Matthew 11: 1-15 Parallel Luke 7: 18-28 1 Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities. 2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah … Continue reading

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Exodus 34: Restoring the Covenant

  Exodus 34: 1-10 The LORD Reclaims Identity Post Betrayal The LORD said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which … Continue reading

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Belonging

Growing up I wanted to be a part of the cool kids To sit at the right tables with all the beautiful people The pretty girls and the athletic guys who others wanted to be With the witty conversationalists and … Continue reading

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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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