Author: Laurie Gudim

He Stinketh

Contemplating the story of Lazarus, I had to find a King James Bible to see if it really says, “he stinketh.”  That’s the memory that

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The Seeing Man

“Here is an astonishing thing,” says the man who was born blind. We’ll call him the Seeing Man. This poor guy has really been through

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The strange man

Jesus would be out of luck, were he to try to get me to give him a drink of water from the community well.  He

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When the hawk comes

Is it too grand of me to believe that Jesus was teaching me through the dream? The ego perspective wishes to hang on to life. That is its value to us; it is the part of us that works hard so that we prosper in the world. Of course it wants to protect the wounded bird. It wants to make the world safe for all of us. But there is the other perspective, the one born of Spirit.

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Then the Angels

Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him. – Matthew 4:11 It’s a pale, foggy sunrise.  A line of geese

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Light of the World

“You are the light of the world,” Jesus tells those listening.  As I pause to savor that phrase and to let myself experience the image

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Blessed are You

The last time the Sermon on the Mount came up in our lectionary we were at the gateway of the Pandemic.  We didn’t yet know

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The Cross and the Towel

I have a hard time with the use of the cross as the central symbol of Christianity.  Years ago one of my campus ministry colleagues

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