“The Abyss of Truth”

Jon Dephouse on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“The irrational crucifixion of the marginalized is not so different than the irrational crucifixion of Jesus.”

“When Death Comes”

Ed Bacon on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“Death days become birth days through the power, and lived, and felt energy of love.”

“You Can’t Kill Compassion”

Susan Russell on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“The same Domination System which conspired to kill Jesus on Good Friday is still conspiring to co-opt the Christian narrative intended to overcome it.”

 

“Grounded in Kindness”

Sally Howard on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“Jesus replaced the politics of restricted kindness with the politics of unrestricted compassion.”

“Put Your Sword Away”

Zelda Kennedy on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“What sword must you put away? What negative feelings are forcing you not to be God’s presence in this world?”

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Lenten Meditation: March 26

by Jon Dephouse

Today is known is Holy Saturday. I write this from my living room chair in the early morning hours. The sun is just coming up and the birds are teaming with life, as they do. Theologians in the Church have thought of this day as a cosmic Sabbath day.

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Lenten Meditation: March 23

by Christina Honchell

I started with Good Friday this year.

Seven weeks ago my mother had a heart attack, and in the four weeks between that night and the night she died, I was with her for three hospitalizations at four hospitals, a skilled nursing facility and finally in hospice at a wonderful memory care home where she died peacefully. The liturgical calendar gives us a good run up to Good Friday, a context for it, a frame for the grief and the sadness. It’s not quite so helpful when your Good Friday goes on for weeks.

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Lenten Meditation: March 22

Zelda Kennedy has returned to All Saints Church from two months of sabbatical leave and offers this Holy Week Meditation on mountain tops and discipleship.

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“The Non-Grasping Mind of Christ”

Ed Bacon on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016:

“Jesus calls us to reject the narrative of domination through violence of the many by the few by becoming the narrative of love and compassion.”

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Lenten Meditation: March 21

“By paying tribute to the men and women whose only instrument is free speech, who imagine and act, we recognize in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness.”

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