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Lenten Reflection: Doing Our Best in the Beloved Community
March 17th, 2016
“I did my best,” cries the student when Mom or Dad questions the D on a report card. The same mantra comes from addicts when we have relapsed, from employees when our project fails and from CEOs when the company flounders.
In the beloved community, doing our best can be self-evaluated...
Lenten Reflection: Serving in the Beloved Community
March 3rd, 2016
Much of Lent is spent with righteous people reflecting on their shortcomings, their failures. The watchword is “Don’t just do something; stand there.” We can only sit around reflecting for so long. As worthy an exercise as it is to be introspective and to gain perspective on our...
Lenten Reflection: Building the Beloved Community
February 11th, 2016
What are you “taking on” for Lent?
Sometimes during the church season of Lent, Christians and other spiritually connected people contemplate the sins, temptations and distractions that turn us from God. This Lenten season which began with...