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. . . an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." - Matthew 1:18-25
Anthony B. Robinson
"Praise God, sun and moon: praise God, all you shining stars! Praise God, all the angels; praise God all God's host." - Psalm 98
"I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever." - Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Marriage means deciding to be married, and focusing on that decision together. It means setting your sights on the covenant you make with your partner, and keeping your 'eyes on the prize.'
No generation in history has put so much thought, energy and money into keeping itself safe and secure, but still we are not at peace.
I wish more couples would choose this verse from Song of Songs for their weddings rather than the more popular passage from I Corinthians (love is patient, love is kind, zzzzzzzz).
No one really uses the word “maundy” anymore in their daily lives. Which is why today can seem a little murkier than some of the other holy days in Lent.
Somewhere along the way Palm Sunday became Palm/Passion Sunday.
I suddenly realized I never had the faintest notion what it feels like to be truly ostracized by an entire community and I still don't.
When Moses comes close to the burning bush God tells him to take off his sandals, because he is on holy ground. Part of me pictures a basket of shoes by God's own front door, because God doesn't want the mud and snow and salt tracked in the divine living room either.