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The Beggar of Love

God is a beggar of love waiting at the soul's door without ever daring to force it. ~ Vladimir Lossky*   Asking for money is hard. Somehow it feels like an insult to our already fragile dignity, an admission that we are not, after all, as self-sufficient as we pretend to be. And it's not just money. For many of us asking for anything can stir up feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. We're so much more at ease when our stance toward the world conveys competence,... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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New Beginnings

by the Rev. Neil Raman It has taken until mid-November to happen, but autumn weather has finally arrived. (At least from the perspective of a New Yorker who is trying to adapt to weather in the South.) And I am glad for it! Autumn is probably my favorite season of the year. I love the crisp air, colorful leaves on the trees followed by those same leaves blanketing the ground, the way you can smell fires being lit in fireplaces while walking down the street. I love all of it! The... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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A Generation of Optimism

by the Rev. Paul McLain, Associate Rector I am writing this on the second anniversary of the death of my 98-year old grandmother, Mary Sessums Walker, of Forkville, a tiny community in Scott County, Mississippi. She was part of what Tom Brokaw calls the Greatest Generation, the generation that survived the Great Depression, won World War II, and built modern day America. As I remember Grandma, words come to mind like faith, strength, hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. But one... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 2 comments
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God as Love

by Buddy Stallings, Priest-in-Charge I probably shouldn’t admit this, but clerics are not usually at the top of my A list, certainly not automatically. To be clear, this does not change the fact that some of my best friends are clerics: they are. It is just that there is so much for us in this line of work to overcome before we can be the kind of person I like to hang out with. I feel this way about myself as well. Go figure. This truth makes my new infatuation with Cardinal John... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 0 comments
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