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Choose an Attitude of Rejoicing

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
In this Sunday’s epistle reading from Philippians 4, St. Paul writes an encouraging directive which often is very hard to do, particularly when your life is filled with challenge, pain, illness, and loss.

“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again- rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

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Hard to be Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
It’s hard to be fair. Whether you want to label the notion of “fairness” as equity, balance, justice, or ‘fair,’ the sense of moral value for this has never been greater in our culture. Every imaginable group of people vie for it. Political, social, educational, and charitable decisions are made regularly based on prevailing concepts of moral fairness. This seems good and right, of course.
But what if it isn’t? What if God didn’t care at all for our concern or definition of fairness?I assert that he does not.  Could this be? If so, how could this be true when people often attribute our very notions of moral equity as based in religious teaching, particularly biblical teaching?

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God in You, God through You

Friday, June 2, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could understand God’s replies to your prayers while you pray or discern a very active way that your reading of scripture seems to be God whispering in your ear about something?

Wouldn’t it be wondrous to say something to others that you understand is a “prompt” from God to speak rather than merely your own notion? Wouldn’t be remarkable if ordinary people, like you and me, could pray for someone’s healing and more often than not watch the healing happen?

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To This You Were Called

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Dear Friends,
“You were called to this,” writes the Apostle Peter in his first epistle. The same phrase is used twice in back-to-back chapters (in 2:21 and in 3:9).  Called to what?  He lays out a challenging pattern. Despite suffering or injustice at the hands of others, or despite cultural values that clash with following and belonging to Jesus, Christians are called to choose for the Lord’s reputation a holy and respectful life within their local context.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

In our crescendo finale culture, I hope you are enjoying Eastertide.

Did you just think, “Huh?”  I tend to avoid using words which many may think of as outdated or uncommon. But “Eastertide” is a good one to use still, because it invites you into the rest and life of Easter reality. Easter Sunday may be just one day, but Easter is both a season on the calendar and an ongoing reality of life in Christ.

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Help & Blessing

Friday, April 7, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
The people would not have called their gathering a convention. A  rally? Maybe. A movement? Possibly.  They were grouped en mass for mostly civic and political reasons. The palm was a national symbol of identity and independence. The Church gets “Palm Sunday” from this scene in Jesus’s life.
“Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey– riding on a donkey’s colt.'” (Matthew 21:5)

“Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (v. 9)

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What Are You Worth?

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality

I wonder if when you read the Bible you find yourself looking for clear do’s and don’ts, or maybe you look for the plain sense of what something says and take that at face value? I have often found that people may easily find such verses and phrases; yet, simultaneously people may miss the proverbial forest for the trees.  Let me give an example from the Epistle reading for the upcoming second Sunday of Lent.

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The Lenten season marks a six week time before Easter when the church chooses to focus on a journey that leads to the cross of Jesus and his resurrection. At times the journey is very challenging, as any journey into wilderness would be. We use this season to journey to the depths of our souls to learn that which the Lord would reveal, strip away, and restore. 

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Blessed with Good Life

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
What times in which we live! A growing liberal, post-modern, post-Christian trend of truth being relative to however one wishes to define truth has come to a raucous halt for clarity when now new leaders are engaged speaking, passing laws and leading the nation. More than in any transition of presidential administrations that I can recall — and there have been some bumpy and noisy transitions– the hue and cry is louder this time. I think there is too much cry and not enough listening.
Words matter, because words actually mean something specific. There isn’t in any dictionary a footnote to each word defined which reads, “This word may also mean whatever you want it to mean.”  That would truly be relativism!  As I watch and read the news, I find myself trying to take in more deeply (and I hope with more wisdom) what truly (ahem…) underlies the motives for those crying for sudden clarity when such a short time ago so many people wanted broadly defined realities for national life.


Saturday, January 14, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
Some years ago a friend said to me very sincerely, “But there isn’t really any claim in the Old Testament that God is the only ‘god.’ The New Testament writers formed that concept later, didn’t they?”   We had been talking about the challenging idea that God is exclusively so– meaning, he is God alone.  There is no other god or gods which are, in truth, actual living beings. There are other “gods” which people worship, but the Bible’s claim is that such other gods don’t actually exist as such. They are devices, idols, and imaginings only.  None other have actually revealed themselves as exclusively God. Only the God of the Bible has done so.

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