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Eucharistic Mini Manifesto

We Must Illuminate Truth In The Simplest Terms
We Must Illuminate Truth In The Simplest Terms

Happy Wednesday, this is a long, mini-manifesto in response to: What happens to us when we partake in the Eucharist, after we leave Church?

To me, we are becoming the flesh and blood of Jesus. And not just for that special moment, but for as long as it will sustain us.

And we can use not only the Eucharist to sustain us, but also our hopeful, faithful and loving prayers, after Church.

Father (God), Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit (every human, each one of us). So technically, when we look at another, we are looking at God.

This is deep. It is also profound.

And we know full well God doesn’t selectively decide who’s worthy of this, we all get it because we’re all his children.

However, ultimately, what each of us does with it, is what illuminates (or not) for others to see.

When I’m at the deepest, most attentive understanding of what Jesus’ crucifixion is, I picture our son being offered as a sacrifice.

This intense state of meditative prayer literally puts me at the actual crucifixion 2010 years ago, and what it must have felt like for Mary, Joseph, the Disciples, and followers.

Knowing that Glory would reign down on all mankind, but that it would cost what is most dear.

Quite possibly incomprehensible.

Mostly, we go through the motions of Communion.

Same with many things in life. Not at first. With anything new, we have excitement.

It’s the long haul that we must prove our belief.

It’s the passion of the Christ that we ought to aim for, manifested in any humble and loving way possible. Until our final breath.

Are you fully ready for Christmas? There’s still time. Use it well.

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What Do You Mean You Don't Know?

Happy Birthday Church

The Ultimate Birthday Gift
The Ultimate Birthday Gift

Yesterday, depending on what you believe, was the Church’s birthday.

It’s called Pentecost.

The older we get, the more we can learn. Key word there is can learn.

Let me ask you the same question our Pastor asked the congregation yesterday, “What gifts did you bring today?”

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Curse At God?

God Is Like A Fireman
God Is Like A Fireman

A woman’s life was in turmoil. Her life was collapsing. She was devastated and angry. Very angry.

As she pulled into her driveway, she sat in her car, cursing at God.

God thanked her, “That’s the first time you’ve ever spoken to me.”

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The Other Side

God Is Everywhere

Toronto International Airport
Toronto International Airport

Life is like a treadmill at a gym. You get on and you go and go, but you never get anywhere.

We go through our motions day after day, sometimes, we have no idea how much time is passing by.

And then things happen. Unexpected things. Things that might leave us feeling regret.

There is no immunity from regret, but there is a prescription for it.

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Blessed Beyond Measure? Our Choices Make Us

Just Yesterday

Thankful For Everything
Thankful For Everything

Do you reflect back on the last 24 hours and sort through the events that happened in your life?

You know, to evaluate what was great, good and just okay?

What if you did?

Or, if you are doing this, why do you do it and what keeps you doing it?

Each day is an opportunity to do great things – great things for ourselves, our friends, our families, and especially all those people less fortunate.

Just yesterday, I was blessed beyond measure. Thank you God for your Grace, your mercy and your never-ending love.