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    The Word is Near

    The Word, is near, on our lips, in our hearts; the Word is the One through whom all were made, and the Word is God. And all who are made through this God, the Word, are also God’s image and likeness. Meister Ekhart says, ‘The image owes no allegiances to anything except that of which it is the image.’. . . There is nothing that has the authority to say what it is except that of which it is the image. And we are the image of God. "In being the image of God, we owe no allegiances to anything but the Infinite Love in whose image we are made.…

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    Nothing to Separate Us

    8th Sunday after Pentecost sermon video Jeremiah 3:14-17 – you will no longer say, “the ark of the covenant.” “It shall not come to mind, or be remembered, or missed; nor shall another one be made. At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they shall no longer stubbornly follow their own evil will.” There will no longer be a need for the symbol, because the kin-dom of God IS. The kin-dom of God is like…. A mustard seed, yeast that a woman mixed into flour, a treasure in a field, a merchant who…

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    We Belong

    7th Sunday after Pentecost sermon video The writer, Nina MacLaughlin, asked the question, “What is the word for Sky?” and again, “How many languages does the rain speak? Is anyone fluent in all of them?” She was speaking to the problem of fully communicating when we can’t do so in person. So much is lost across a computer screen, through a phone speaker. Yet there is so much we share in experience that when we seek to understand that experience, we can begin to imagine a new kind of language to use. We can forge ahead – intentionally – to find a new way to more fully live, to be…