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Spiritual Ruminations: A New Year…

January 2, 2017

Indeed, Nancie, this must be our call as Christ followers…

The Prayerful Peacock

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Welcome to 2017!

I know it may sound trite, but each year takes wing a bit more quickly than the last.

I’ve been holiday-ing and resting up for what looks to be a very strenuous year on a variety of fronts. Like many of you, I have reviewed the past year and have made mental lists of what I hope to accomplish in 2017. But as I took all of it to prayer these last evenings, the prevailing message was this: do what you do with great love and compassion.

Not very sexy, as they say, but strong, and to the point.

I can live with that type of resolution.

The challenges to be met with great love and compassion are many:

  • Feeding the hungry
  • Clothing the naked
  • Sheltering the homeless
  • Freeing the imprisoned and oppressed
  • Burying the dead
  • Relieving the thirst of so many
  • Visiting the sick

These are…

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