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We must do better.
Recently I spent several hours in a pediatric Emergency Department waiting room, seeking care for my son. Many things struck me as I reflected on that evening, but one thing stayed with me: the crowded waiting room included many young … Continue reading
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America’s national crime.
Recently my son and I went on a 3-day pilgrimage to Selma and Montgomery. We were part of a small, diverse group of clergy leaders from Jacksonville. This gracious group welcomed my son, who joined us everywhere, including in the … Continue reading
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Tomorrow marks three weeks of this sabbatical season. Entering into this space has been incremental and will continue to be so; it wasn’t until two weeks in that I began to feel I’d arrived at the beginning of this journey. … Continue reading
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This morning I watched the sun rise over the Atlantic. The first full morning of my sabbatical time — a much needed respite and time for exploring with my son. He is in film camp while I am left to … Continue reading
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The price of love.
This was offered as a Good Friday reflection on the Seventh Word of Christ, at St. John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville. Luke 23:44-49 “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” At the beginning of this week we saw Jesus welcomed, hailed … Continue reading
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We enter a New Year with a sense of caution but also with great hope. Recently someone asked me what title I might give the year 2020. The first thing that came to mind was “holy grit.” Many of us … Continue reading
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In this week’s Gospel reading (John 10:1-10), we encounter Jesus, the good shepherd. And yet in this passage he does not refer to himself explicitly as the good shepherd. Instead he tells his followers, I am the gate. I am the … Continue reading