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Sheep lore

Posted by Rev. Pat Grace on

Yesterday was Good Shepherd Sunday…reminding us of one of our favorite images for Jesus. When you are a priest and have to preach about sheep several times a year, you end up knowing a lot about their habits, their quirks and their unique personalities and ways. I must confess, I love...

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Looking for Jesus

Posted by Rev. Pat Grace on

Several years ago I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The impressions and experiences I gained there would fill up so many pages, I have found that over time, I have to share the stories, just a few here and there – because to tell it all, would overpower me and the world. But one of...

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Pandemic as a portal

Posted by Rev. Pat Grace on

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks...

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The tables of our hearts, our prayers and our service

Posted by Rev. Pat Grace on

Dearly beloved: I’ve been hearing from many of you about how we might experience Eucharist together in this difficult time. I understand and resonate with the questions – and the feelings of longing for the sacrament that those ideas express. If there was any doubt in the meaningful...

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Building altars along the way

Posted by Rev. Pat Grace on

I have been thinking about Nathan’s sermon from this past Sunday – in which he encouraged us to leave our water jugs at the well – the symbol of our daily worries and responsibilities – and take up instead, the rock that provides living water. That’s the Rock of our...

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