JOSEPH: A Life of Many Colors - Learning to Say Thanks and Yes - November 12, 2017

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"Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Lord, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your Presence, like lightning, illumines the darkness in which we walk. Help us to see, wherever we gaze, that the bush burns, unconsumed. And we, clay touched by God, will reach out for holiness and exclaim in wonder, 'How filled with awe is this place and we did not know it.'"

~ Jewish Sabbath Prayer 

JOSEPH: A Life of Many Colors - Choosing Forgiveness - November 5, 2017

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“The most characteristic feature of the humility of Jesus is his forgiveness and acceptance of others. By contrast, our non-acceptance and lack of forgiveness keep us in a state of agitation and unrest. Our resentments reveal that the signature of Jesus still is not written on our lives. The truest sign of union with the crucified Christ is our forgiveness of those who have perpetrated injustices against us. Without acceptance and forgiveness, the dark night will be only that. The bottom line will be a troubled heart.”

~ Brennan Manning

Swallowed by Love - September 17, 2017

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The book of Jonah is about a God of infinite love and mercy, infinite patience and a pretty good sense of humor, too.  A God who can use anyone to do a great thing.  This story invites us to pray that God's purpose, which is wonderfully big, will swallow us and take us where we need to go: to do what we need to do; to say what we need to say; to be the people God longs for us to be.

Jonah 1:1-7, 15-17, 2:10-3:3a