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  •  One of my favorite bible stories (9+ / 0-)

    is the stoning of Stephen .... not because he was stoned but because not only did he know what he believed and could state it even as he was being stoned for believing, but also because the message went out there and touched lives and hearts in ways he could not imagine. We never really know the impact of what we say and do.

    Sometimes I feel that is what happens on a personal level but also on a wider cultural level. This is a timely reminder not to give up believing in our principles and our faith.

    Another image I have in that of the pond (I think I first saw in one of Hugh Halverstad's books)   ... the pond has a deeper stolid middle and  a more fluid edge. The middle is needed for stability and continuity but the fluid edge brings in change and new life.  We need both but frequently the tension between the two leads to fighting and other violence.

    Amen to what you said. Peace and grace to you.

    "I want to live in a world where George Zimmerman offered Trayvon Martin a ride home to get him out of the rain that night." Greg Martin, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

    by CorinaR on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 10:59:31 AM PDT

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