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St. Francis of Assisi

It’s in Giving That We Receive

It’s in giving that we receive. (Prayer of St. Francis, 13th century saint) When you give, You begin to live, You get the world. (“You Might Die Trying,” Dave Matthews Band, 21st century musical group) I have what some people might call “issues” around money.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis Celebration of Animals

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand Readings: 2 Kings 4:1-37, Acts 16:1- 15 Picture if you will, a 12 year-old girl, sitting at the dinner table on a summer’s evening. It is the night before her thirteenth birthday, and she is concentrating hard on not

Christmas Nativity scene

Christmas: What’s In It For LGBTQ+ People?

It is so easy to go blind and deaf at Christmas. Blinded by garish lights, “sale” signs and mobs of anxious, cranky shoppers. Deafened by tinny renditions of “Rudolph” and “Frosty,” not to mention the sweet strains of “Silent Night” from the automotive department of

Glasses resting on Bible

When God Loves the World

Fellowship Congregational Church, Tulsa, Okla. Reading for the Fourth Sunday in Lent: John 3:14-21 A dear friend and co-worker for human rights, Barbara Santee, has written a play which has just completed its second run at the Heller Theater, and which has been selected to