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14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son,  full of grace and truth. Read the rest of this entry »

14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son,  full of grace and truth.  Read the rest of this entry »

1:10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.  12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

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1: 7 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

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5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not over come it.

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As part of my spiritual discipline in these days of enforced isolation, I am reading through the Gospel of John. As I go, intend to share brief ruminations in this space.

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According to John 3:16, God’s love is proved, not by the circumstances of our lives.

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Elsewhere on this blog I have told the story of Rollen Stewart. But, it is hard, when John 3:16 rolls around again in the lectionary, not to be reminded of this strange story. It is a timely tale that has the power to encourage us to walk the way of honesty, transparency, and authenticity.

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I have reached the age at which many of my peers are retiring. It seems every day, someone I know is turning in their professional position for the privilege of life without the demands of full-time employment.

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So what makes it so difficult for us to see clearly?  Why couldn’t the “priests and Levites” see that which was right before them?

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