Beloved, Belong, Believing

My Window on God's World

DSC03735There are some weeks, perhaps most weeks, where I hardly know where or how to begin my reflection! How do I make ancient words relevant in the very different world we live in? A world that includes racist and ignorant remarks from the president of the United States. A world that includes ever increasing and widespread accounts of sexual harassment. A world that includes death of loved ones. And of course, a world that includes the excitement of a new marriage. A world that includes thanksgiving for a new baby. And a world in which we can and do make a difference.

Our reading is from the first chapter in Marks’s gospel. And while it is the second book in order in the new or second testament, Mark is considered to be the gospel that was written the earliest. Mark does not provide us with an account of Jesus’ birth…

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