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9 / 11 — From hatred to love

Dear Friends, Let’s think forward today realizing the command of Jesus to love. To love our enemies is the essential dimension of being a follower of Jesus (Matthew Chapter 7) Love of enemies is the essential meaning of the Cross. If we do not love our enemies we neither understand who Jesus is, why he […]

A different take on 9/11

Vulnerable In the September 2001 issue of my Arise reflection / letter, that hit my readers’ mailboxes five days before 9/11.  It was simply titled “Uncertainty.   I wrote: “. . You never know.  You never know what tomorrow will bring.  Or for that matter, what the next moment will bring.   The stability that you and […]

A Prayer for Labor Day 2011

Dear Friends, As we pause this weekend for the last holiday of the summer, may we reflect on the gift of work. Good and gracious God, you told us from the very beginning that we would earn our bread by the sweat of our brow. We are interdependent in our  laboring, Lord. We depend on the […]