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Hidden Love

A couple of weeks ago, I made a decision that I knew would cause upset among the people close to me. I felt I had to stay in France longer than I intended, and I didn’t know exactly how long. I had meetings I felt were very important, and I promised I would give specifics within the next two days. I had never done anything like that before. I am […]

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First Day Sermon: Losing the Ego

From the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Page 17-18: Peter [said]: “How is it possible that the Teacher talked in this manner with a woman about secrets of which we ourselves are ignorant? Must we change our customs, and listen to this woman? Did he really choose her, and prefer her to us?” Then Mary wept, and answered him: “My brother Peter, what can you be thinking? Do you believe that […]

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The Loyal Women

  Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there. –Mark 15:40 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices […]

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The Laying on of Hands

The power of touch is indescribable. There are no words. It is human connection at its most visceral, primal, important level. Can you imagine a child going through his life without anyone to hug him? Touch, primarily, is what drew me to reading about Jesus. He was a healer. He touched people’s bodies, and he touched their hearts—he saw their wounds, he made them new. I don’t know why we […]

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