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    Of Living Wholeness

    We purify ourselves … so that we have genuine mutual love, so we that love one another deeply from the heart. Holiness, purity is: to love. And to love – to genuinely, deeply love – makes one pure and holy. To physically live out our love for one another has the effect of making us pure of heart, of soul. Jesus gave up his Spirit, separated from himself – because we try to separate ourselves from ourselves with great regularity – so in the flesh he could fill every space. And his body, uncorrupted, reunites with the Spirit – and shares that Spirit, helps us know that we have that…

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    Body and Spirit

    Thomas needed to feel the holes in Jesus’ hands, side. But the other disciples also needed to touch the wounds. Jesus showed himself in this resurrected body so that the testimony of the disciples would bolster the faith of those that would come after them. We believe something amazing, something unbelievable, even. Yet we believe. God pierced time-space, becoming enfleshed. Jesus gave up the Holy Spirit to separate from God’s presence, from himself – so that the flesh of the one through whom all things were made, could enter every nook and cranny of all things – even to the place were God was not present, so that we might…

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    Art of Life

    Easter sermon video The other day we were talking about someone who, after some time had past, lost a great deal of weight. On seeing him again, he was nearly unrecognizable. We were talking about how interesting that is – how different someone can look to another who doesn’t really know him, hasn’t spent time walking alongside through the transformation. As we’ve seen through John’s eyes, the way some recognized him for who he is, and others did not, one consistent element weaved its way through the narratives. We first noticed it at the wedding in Cana, Jesus’ first miracle. Mary, his mother, forgets herself for a moment and gives…