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Love #3

There are two things which men can do about the pain of disunion with other men.  They can love or they can hate.  TM, New Seeds

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Love #2

This corruption of love can be romantic also in its love of God.  It is no longer Christ Himself that is loved and sought, but perhaps an objectivized ‘experience’ of Christ, a degree of prayer, a mystical state.  What is loved then ceases to be Christ, but the subjective reactions which are around in me by the supposed presence of Christ in thought or love or prayer. TM, Disputed

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Love #1

Love can only live by giving. When it steals and is stolen, it dies, because it is no longer free.  TM, Ascent

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20:18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.)

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It might sound sentimental, even corny. But this is not a greeting card cliché. The words are spoken in a Nazi prison cell in a conversation between two men awaiting execution who have already survived the excruciating torture of Gestapo “interrogation”.

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13:36 Simon Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward.”

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13:31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.

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12:1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

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Three final reasons why, even in the midst of COVID we might want to continue seeking to engage in this curious enterprise we call “church”:

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The reality of COVID has caused an inevitable re-evaluation of much that we do in our society.  Before returning mindlessly to business as usual, it is important to hold the questions that have been raised by the massive shifts we have experienced over the past three months and allow the questions to do their work in our lives.

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