Posts from August 2014

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A LAUGHING GOD

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Life sure can be some really serious business!  It’s sure a good thing that God isn’t – at least not all the time.  One of my favorite little poems is by a 14th century Persian mystic named Hafiz:  God and I have become like two giant fat people living in a tiny boat. We keep […]

WHAT KIND OF GOD?

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Gosh the news is nasty.  When has it not been?!  So much dissention, unrest, hatred and retaliation, violence, and war – and these days religion has played a part in it all, not always in positive ways.   Less than a generation ago, were you to ask the average American if religion was a force for […]

GRANDIOSE DREAMS AND SOUR GRAPES

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 Sometimes we don’t know what to do with special spiritual gifts and treasures.   This struck me as I was reading in Mark’s gospel (10:35-45).  It seems that two of Jesus’ followers, James and John, asked Jesus for the special favor of sitting on his right and left side when he came into his rule.   “Who […]