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November 28, 2011

Reflection for the Week- November 28th, 2011

Awakening to a balmy sky, as glimmering vistas escape into clouds and mist, creates a sense of the slippage and eventual loss of time. Eternity beckons, but only for a lingering moment and then its gone. Caught up into the chaos of the here and now blurs vision and devises its own way of seeing the invisible, while forever becomes ungraspable by the rhythm of a blinking eye.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

November 21, 2011

Reflection for the Week- November 21st, 2011

Broken promises and betrayals of trust leave deep wounds in our flesh and bones. Fear and suspicion then become our primary skills in coping with scar tissue, which leaves its mark in the memory of our being. Yet the call to imagine again draws us out and past our ways of survival, transforming what had become essential into that which is merely secondary.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

November 14, 2011

Reflection for the Week- November 14th, 2011

Jesus calls his followers to have faith, as he himself does, in God. There is so much in and around us that lures us into a false sense of hope and security, while having faith in God is a challenge filled with tension leading us into the pathway of life. Jesus, therefore, does not merely want to cleanse us of the idols in our lives, but like the image of the fig tree, he wants to destroy them from the roots to the leaves, as a pre-figuring of the judgment of God on all that is false Purging our deep attachments to the unholy and cutting away our meta-religious god identifications will no doubt be an uncomfortable operation that takes place over the course of time, yet this liberation is crucial for developing a radical and uncompromising trust, which Jesus himself exemplifies with: Have faith in God.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

November 07, 2011

Reflection for the Week- November 7th, 2011

In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself. God has declared, through Christ and the arrival of the New Covenant, that he no longer counts sins against us. This act and message of reconciliation is handed over to God’s people, so that they might become ambassadors of Christ and the righteousness of God, announcing and living his settlement for all to hear and see. Stunning! A heavy responsibility, but as we work together with God let’s do our utmost not to accept his grace in vain, nor in the mission of reconciliation to set obstacles in anyone’s way.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery