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Tonglen: Enough. For Now.

I met Doris* as she lay in a bed on the pulmonary unit to which I had been assigned as a hospital chaplain intern. At the moment when we met, she her breathing was “good enough” – not well enough … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Muck (sermon)

(I usually post my sermons the same day but life ~ and some ambivalence ~ intervened, but here it is: LAST Sunday’s sermon, just before the new Sunday arrives.  Delivered December 29, 2013 at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Muck (sermon)

This morning’s reading comes to us from the poet, Gregory Orr and his book entitled, Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved: When I open the book I hear the poets whisper and weep, Laugh and lament. … Continue reading

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