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Lenten Reflection: Doing Our Best in the Beloved Community

March 17th, 2016

“I did my best,” cries the student when Mom or Dad questions the D on a report card. The same mantra comes from addicts when we have relapsed, from employees when our project fails and from CEOs when the company flounders.

In the beloved community, doing our best can be self-evaluated...

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Lenten Reflection: Serving in the Beloved Community

March 3rd, 2016

Much of Lent is spent with righteous people reflecting on their shortcomings, their failures. The watchword is “Don’t just do something; stand there.” We can only sit around reflecting for so long. As worthy an exercise as it is to be introspective and to gain perspective on our...

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Lenten Reflection: Involvement in the Beloved Community

February 19th, 2016

Who gets left out of the beloved community?

“God bless me and my wife, my son John and his wife, us four, no more. Amen.” It’s funnier if you haven’t heard it sincerely prayed.

A few are more generous to offer space in their circles. Their mantra could be,...

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