Remember to Forget

Monday, 27 September 2010, 23:24 | Category : Reconciliation Reflections
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“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 44:18-19) Medical doctors inform us that our long term memory is […]

Precious Memories?

Sunday, 12 September 2010, 6:00 | Category : Cultural Diversity, Racial Justice, Reconciliation Reflections
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“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love, according to your abundant mercy, blot out my transgression . . . create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me”.  (Psalm 51:1, 10, NRSV) The mind was created to hold memories; the good, the bad, […]

Radical Commitment to Racial Reconciliation

Tuesday, 7 September 2010, 22:42 | Category : Racial Justice, Reconciliation Reflections
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When I read Luke 14:25 – 33 the words “radical commitment” dropped into my spirit.  I have struggled with this passage for years.  Many scholars refer to this passage as one of the hard sayings of Jesus.   Is Jesus really telling us to hate our families? How could Jesus, who demonstrated the ultimate act of […]