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Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; (Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40;) Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20
The household I grew up in did not have a lot of rules. My parents were first-generation immigrants who worked 12 hours a day, six days a week. So even if we'd had a lot of rules, they would not have been home to enforce most of them.
What comes first—your actions or your beliefs? Here's Paul's answer: neither one. What comes first is the love of God.
The case of John Howard Yoder
Yoder defined violence in terms of violating someone's dignity. This sounds ready made as a description of his own abusive behavior.
What makes forgiveness possible
We are instructed to love our enemies, including those who have wronged us and are unpleasant. We are not instructed to forgive our enemies.
The early church fathers had a saying: "The best bishop is a
bad bishop." In other words, we sometimes grow more through adversity than we
do by encouragement and supportive spiritual direction.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
What the Prodigal Son story doesn’t mean
The last days of Christians in Mosul
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