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Yes, Sunday’s coming, but…

It is too easy to miss the reality, the sheer immensity, of Good Friday. The truth of it, if we faithful are honest with ourselves, is we don’t want to focus on the suffering humanity caused. We’re over-joyed to receive and celebrate the compassion and celebrate the victory Jesus won on our behalf, but to […]

Dirty feet, and other messy-ness

Why foot washing? The illustration in which Jesus involves his closest friends at their Seder meal is one of messy servitude. You’re likely aware that sandal-shod folk of Jerusalem in that day would have dusty, dirty feet. They wouldn’t have been the kind of dirty those of us living in the US, wearing shoes, walking […]

Some loose ends may stay untied

A month already? It’s hard to believe that a month ago today we arrived in Carrefour. My heart does not believe it, yet my calendar says it is so. Our time there plays like a movie in my head. I promised to share some stories from the displaced persons camp (aka tent city) we visited […]

Heart Cry

A friend posted an original poem on my facebook wall this morning, saying he thought of me when he’d finished it. It spoke to my heart, and it blessed me that he shared it with me. I’m republishing it here with his generous permission, and the prayer that it speaks to your heart as it […]

A dream for Haiti

This morning I was awakened by tears and the sound of my own voice crying out. In my mind’s eye, I could still see the scene from the dream I’d been having. A beautiful Haitian woman was walking through a street filled with gnarled traffic and lined with huge piles of rubble, half-crumbled buildings, and […]