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May 17, 2003

Volume 120, Issue #10


Above and beyond: Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11

Just like that, Jesus is gone. He reappears just long enough to say goodbye. Like a wraith, like a dream, he leaves behind no children, no estate, no writings, no trace of himself except this feeling that his presence was real, that his absence is temporary. Christians have this uncanny feeling that he was just here. He must have just stepped out.

Labors of love (1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17)

Love is the lightest of responsibilities. The difficulty is when we take up the labor before the love.

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