Doing a new thing

We have just celebrated the great high point of our year, the Feast of Easter.  While the seasonal aisle at the grocery store is full of colored plastic eggs and chocolate bunnies, (now on clearance,) we are pondering the great Mystery; that God has the power to bring life where there is only death. All of us will eventually break free of our bodies, which are crumbling and impermanent.  Part of what happens at Easter is that the Lord shows us the way through that, and reassures us that we can trust Him to take…
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Dusty people

We are over halfway through the season of Lent, which starts 46 days before Easter.  This season has a serious and reflective tone to it unlike any other part of the year, as we are particularly focusing our own need for redemption.  It begins on Ash Wednesday, and during the service on that day, the celebrant marks the forehead of each person, with the words "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."  The effect is striking, as it is repeated over and over. And what does this mean to us; this…
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