Tag Archive: John

Jun 24 2015

On being adopted by God.

A couple of weeks ago my parish priest said another homily on the joy of being adopted children of God. It is a frequent sentiment in the church and a concept older than Christianity itself, and yet these days, whenever I hear it, I find that something about it doesn’t sit right with me. I …

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Sep 23 2012

On being friends with God.

John 15:12-17 is a well-known gospel. “It is my commandment,” Jesus says in it to his disciples, “that you love one another as I have loved you.” And he says, “You are my friends if you do what I command you.” And he says, “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does …

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Aug 15 2012

On the Bread of Life.

This past Sunday, in church, I listened to the homily, and it was good. It was moving. It was about the Bread of Life – the Eucharist. I have a special relationship with the Eucharist, the Body of my Betrothed. Yet I found myself bothered by something the priest had said, quite in passing, about …

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