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Would I?*

Jesus waits, steady on the shifting water, his feet caressed by slow lapping waves that hide the depths of darkness below. He sees the fishing vessel and looks for Peter. Under that sparkled sky, silently expectant, the Son of Man knows the miracle will happen. Or does he? Humans are untrusting and untrustworthy creatures, lacking in faith, enchained by the mundane, blindly obeying... Keep Reading

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Pondering Aging as Monastic Life

As we explore the concept of eldering in the current issue (May/June/July 2016), we revisit some excerpts from the Weavings archive. To order a copy of the “Eldering” issue, call 1.800.972.0433. Back issues of Weavings are also available—while supplies last. Browse the inventory. Nine years ago, due to increasing age and declining health, my wife, Alice Ann, and I relocated to the Pittsburgh area to enter a continuing... Keep Reading

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A Prayer for Our Country

God of mercy, bless this nation of ours. We pray for liberty, that none may be oppressed or exploited. We pray for democracy; that all voices be heard, and none silenced. We pray for peace, that there be harmony, in which everyone’s gifts may flourish. We pray for justice, that no one benefit at the expense of another, that there be a just and equal sharing of power. We pray for a spirit... Keep Reading

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