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June 28, 2010

Reflection for the Week- June 28th, 2010

No doubt we have much to mourn as so often we find within the church a complacency that amounts to no moral courage. Be it in Europe or some other part of the world, pride and self-assurance have become identity markers and badges that fend off valid critique. There is a real and desperate need for the confession of sins and for this to translate into convictions and actions that are reminiscent of following in the footsteps of Christ.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

June 21, 2010

Reflection for the Week- June 21st, 2010

Christians are to see themselves in a new way. We have a distinct character, mission, and destiny as set apart for God, through the death and resurrection of Christ. Being freed from oppressive forces opens out onto the battlefield of time. In being set apart, we have become insiders who are sheltered and protected from the territory of destruction, as we await a new heavens and earth – a dwelling place where it is safe, under the blood of Christ, to flourish and live.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

June 14, 2010

Reflection for the Week- June 14th, 2010

Becoming aware of our limitations should be considered a virtue. Embracing our limits opens up imagination for the intrigue of God and the whole of life in all its wondrous dimensions, while wishing it was different leaves us spinning round in circles of unimaginative bliss. Some of us complain and shake our fists because everything is not all figured out. Well, I say, let it go. When the time comes, we will see as we are seen and we will know as we are known. God’s salvific action results in our being able to see and know through an imaginative intrigue that begins now and will never end.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

June 07, 2010

Reflection for the Week- June 7th, 2010

Dialogue animates and breathes life into ideas, which tend to stagnate into oblivion when reduced to monologue. If we take a dialogical trajectory in our thinking, we will begin to develop formulations that yield a greater credibility. This is so because we are working with a broader sphere of possibilities that combine to offer a surplus of meaning. And reality is like that – breathtaking and overflowing with meaning – which is not entirely capturable, nor however, is it anything we make it out to be.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery