Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lovliest of Trees

Lovliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough and stands about the woodland ride wearing white for Eastertide. While this cherry is pink and Easter is not for a month yet, the cherry trees are … Continue reading

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Water of Life

John 4 Despite what Gaelic speaking wiseacres suggest, Jesus wasn’t offering the woman at the well Uisge Breatha, not is it Akavit the Scandinavian translation of aqua vitae , though all three mean “water of life”. What he has here … Continue reading

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It’s in the Library.

In David Brin’s Uplift Trilogy he tells the story of a future world among the stars. In this world all knowledge is gathered together in a great galaxy spanning library. Planets and peoples rise and fall in their season, and … Continue reading

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First Sight

Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the middle of the night, next Sunday the woman meets Jesus at the well in the middle of the day. Both know the world around them and know the rules of life. For Nicodemus this … Continue reading

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The blessing of Limits

Lent is a time for reflection and re-evaluation. It is also a time when we confront our limits. Limits are seen as something to be transcended in modern culture as if all limits are arbitrary lines to be ignored. But … Continue reading

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The Metamorphosis of God

Matt 17.1-9 Though it is Transfiguration Sunday, the Greek word involved is “metamorphosis” Jesus metamorphs in front of Peter, James, and John. Suddenly, they see Jesus as who he is, powerful, mighty, dazzling, and their understanding of him has to … Continue reading

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