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Dear Friends,

Do you suffer from Plank-in-eye disease?  In yesterday' s Gospel, Jesus chastises those who try to take the speck out of their neighbor's eye when they have a plank in their own eye.  He challenges them to first take the plank out of their own eye, so that they see clearly before they attempt to remove the speck from their neighbor's eye.  It prompts us to reflect with you on plank-in-eye disease.  This disease allows those who have it to think they see everything, when in reality, they see nothing.

We would like to reflect with you about three applications that employ our seeing more clearly.

Dear Friends,

These past few Sundays, the second reading at Eucharist has been from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 15 where Paul talks about Death and Resurrection.  He ends with the note that Jesus was the first-born of the dead to Resurrection--all of us are meant to follow that path to Resurrection. 

Dear Friends,

“Wise Women also came” as Jan Richardson reminds us!   It is striking that these wise women and men whom we celebrate at Epiphany recognized something very

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday as we celebrated The Baptism of Jesus something new struck us:    Jesus was among many people baptized that day.  The Gospel of Luke tells us: “After all the people had been baptized and Jesus had also been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. 

Dear Friends,

In the midst of the hustle and bustle and joy preparing for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Diwali or Winter Solstice)  our hearts are drawn to the refugees at the borders, to those suffering from war or weather around