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Impossible Things

I think rationality is overrated. I doubt we can motor through a single day unless, as Lewis Carroll wrote, we are willing to believe six impossible things before breakfast.


A Prayer for Today

Regardless of the events in the nation or the world today, we all need to heed the call to pray for everyone: for those in high positions, for ourselves, and for the human family.


Universal Sick Care

The difference isn’t between the 'sick' and 'healthy.' The difference is between those who know they are finite beings and those who are in denial.


Rainbow Man

Maybe looking people in the eye and telling them, 'God loves you irrevocably' won’t soften our hearts and end all harm. I dunno. But let’s try anyway and see what happens.


Inheritance

We don’t get a say in our inheritance, the pains transmitted from ancestor to descendant. But the emotional and spiritual inheritance that we leave behind? That’s another story.


Use of Sense

We don’t have to be superheroes to sense when something is wrong. God created us with sensitive capabilities to have insight, to be attuned, to be proactive instead of silent.


A Long Defeat

Unless we know our weakness, we start believing that the world’s betterment hinges on us, that we are saviors. Unless we relinquish the solace of outcomes, the work turns bitter.


Dropping Our Demands

We can travel more lightly if we drop our demands along the way and pick up our gratitude gear. We can enjoy the world that God made and is remaking.


Your People

Maybe you woke up thinking about some catastrophe, and you shouted at God, 'These are your people.' Don’t be surprised when God points to them and says, 'They are your people.'


Back to School

Jesus was forever crossing borders visible and invisible, tearing down fences and walls, and enlarging pastures so that all could live in safety, peace and plenty.


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