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THE QUALITY OF MERCY

The figures in this parable represent character types that we know well — the Pharisee, the pretentious prig, and the Continue Reading →

GOD TRUMPS RELIGION

The woman walked painfully toward the synagogue, her back grotesquely bent over, her eyes focussed on the ground. Whenever she Continue Reading →

Prayer and Politics

There’s a rule, isn’t there, that you should never discuss either religion or politics in polite society?  And here we Continue Reading →

Forgive — But How?

I believe in the forgiveness of sins. For me, it’s not just an article of the Creed to recite, it’s Continue Reading →

Preferring Our Demons

On first reading, this story just doesn’t make sense. Jesus has landed on the shore of the Sea of Galilee Continue Reading →