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Look for the light

“For there is always light,” writes poet Amanda Gorman. “If we’re brave enough to see it If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

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Open your soul

Our country needs more compassion–and more hope. “We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts,” President Joe Biden said in his inaugural address. “If we show a little tolerance and humility, and if we’re willing to stand in the other person’s shoes, as my mom would say, just for […]

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Love, not hate

Martin Luther King’s words are worth repeating this week. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that,” King once said.

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When love is the way

The world needs a lot less pandemic and a lot more love. “When love is the way, poverty would become history,” says Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry.  “When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay our swords and shields down by the riverside to study […]

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After Christmas

Christmas is over. I am wearing a new sweater, and, despite all the chocolate and pie and mashed potatoes I ate, I can still squeeze into my jeans. And, despite the pandemic, there was love and hope and peace on Christmas day. May that love and hope and peace linger with all of us into […]

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Christmas presents

I love buying presents. This year, because of the crazy virus, I have thoroughly enjoyed buying lots of presents. But, I am reminded of something important by Mother Theresa, who said: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” –Joy

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The lessons of Christmas

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the past, the present and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach,” Scrooge promised in Charles Dicken’s famous play .

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Deep peace of hope and love

Peace of the running waves to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the shades of night to you. Moon and stars always giving light to you. Deep peace of hope and love to […]

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Be kind

“Life is short,” Henri Frederic Amiel once said. “And we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. O’be swift to love. Make haste to be kind.”

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Three kinds of patriots

“There are three kinds of patriots, two bad and one good,” said William Sloane Coffin. “The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover’s quarrel with their country.” Coffin was a minister and long-time peace activist.

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