The Fullness

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"There’s no use trying,” said Alice, “one can’t believe impossible things."

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)

On June 9, 2013, our lectionary treated us to three miracle stories: Elijah performed two miracles: providing an unending supply of food to a

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Easter is my favorite season next to Pentecost, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and all that we call “Ordinary Time” scattered throughout. 

Easter comes at us with a gentle force that never gives up on the human spiritual quest to be like God or to live fully. I believe, with all my being, that every human being experiences “Easter” – to live is to experience the power of life at its most miraculous.
In the best of times and the worst of times, Easter comes. Amidst
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Jesuits make the best popes.

Trust me on this: Jesuits make the best popes. 
Most folks do not know that Jesuits who profess final vows make a special vow of obedience to the pope. After years of prayer, study, commitment to finding God in all things and to thinking with the Church, Jesuits are poised to be popes. 
Jesuits tend to be most loyal to the Pope, especially those who become bishops/cardinals. Aside from the courageous Italian Jesuit Cardinal Carlo
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The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the first believers in Jesus chose successors to Peter who led the Church, guiding it in the legacy of Jesus Christ its Savior and Lord. Popes (or successors to Peter) lived out their faith and their leadership abiding by the view that they held the power to bind things on earth and in heaven and to loose things in heaven and on earth. Sometimes, Popes exercised enormous power and influence and were called great, for example, Leo and Gregory.

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My father is Jewish. My mother is Jewish. I am Jewish.--Daniel Pearl

And behold in the year 2013 on this 24th year of Sh’vat, the angel of the Lord was sent from God to a city called New York. A bright light appeared and settled above a holy site – Temple Emanuel. Let the reader know that we are all called to be a temple Emmanuel.

Many had been led bythe light from this star, wise people from
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Why 33? Because Jesus only lived for 33 years (seriously?) and 20 plus 13 equal 33.

1. What are we looking for most intensely?

2. What must we do to live more deeply, to be fully alive?

3. What would Jesus really do today? Never liked this question, but I find myself using it a lot, at least in my mind.

4. What would life be like if we were prophetic and honest enough?

5. Who are our neighbors and
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Which path is God inviting us to follow to arrive at Jesus? What is your life calling you to follow? Where are you being called to exercise wisdom this year? Will you follow the star? Will you follow the light? This is the spiritual path for this millennium: the path that leads to a child (protecting the vulnerable), a path guided by the light, a path with other wise people, and a path that leads to god and conversion. This applies to every human being – truly making Jesus universal.

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Let us pray for the families in Newtown, Connecticut.

Lord, bring them consolation, courage, and peace – fortitude in the midst of inexplicable and unexpected grief.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

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