Between Sundays

Day 35: True Discipleship

Illustration: Juliana Crownover He unquestionably made it clear that He who spoke to Moses out of the bush and declared Himself to be the God of the fathers, He is the God of the living. For who is the God of the living unless He is God and above whom there is no other God? […]

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Day 34: True Forgiveness

Illustration: Juliana Crownover We write these things, dear friends, not only to admonish you but also to remind ourselves. For we are in the same arena and the same contest awaits us. Therefore let us abandon empty and futile thoughts and let us conform to the glorious and holy rule of our tradition; indeed, let […]

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Day 33: Repentance and Receptivity

Illustration: Juliana Crownover By Kevin Dodge (email) We have now been on our Lenten journey for more than thirty days. This is a good time to step back and ask ourselves again, “So why are we doing this?” Is all this fasting, praying, confessing and reconciling really doing us any good? One of the difficulties […]

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Day 32: True Reconciliation

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Reconciliation doesn’t mean we all agree. It means we find ways of disagreeing – perhaps very passionately – but loving each other deeply at the same time and being deeply committed to each other. That’s the challenge for the Church if we are actually going to speak to our society which is […]

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Day 31: The Problem of Death

Illustration: Juliana Crownover Christianity can never be merely a pleasant or consoling religion. It is a stern business. It is concerned with salvation through sacrifice and love of a world in which, as we can all see now, evil and cruelty are rampant. Its supreme symbol is the Crucifix – the total and loving self-giving […]

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Day 30: The Promise of Resurrection

Illustration: Juliana Crownover The son of a widow was lying dead in an upper chamber, Elisha came and drew himself…over the child and he put his mouth on the mouth of the boy and his hands on his hands and his feet on his feet. If, instead of contracting and decreasing himself, Elisha had expanded […]

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