At the time of writing this reflection, we only had one mass shooting to lament.  We grieve those who were killed in yet more acts of gun violence in the United States in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia. As we approach Palm Sunday, let us ask how we — especially the church — are being invited…

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‘It just doesn’t fit their story of the neighborhood, the story they’re all living in,”  She says with exasperation into the phone.  A local Pastor was telling me about her neighbors’ reaction to a proposed winter shelter. It was set to be located in a large and currently empty community center in their affluent neighborhood. …

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Last week I walked along Tacoma Avenue, and found myself passing Simone’s yellow tent on the grass right next to the street. Now that the October rain is here, and leaves are being stripped from the maples, the grass is quickly turning into mud. I don’t see her around, but her shoes are drying on…

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