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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

Breath of the Spirit is DignityUSA’s electronic spiritual and liturgical resource for our members and potential members. Nothing can replace your chapter or other faith community, but we hope you will find further support here for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.

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Today’s Genesis reading surfaces a concept at the center of biblical faith, but often relegated to the periphery of our own faith: the idea of a covenant with God. Our ancestors in the faith (including Jesus) conceived of their relationship with God as a covenant relationship. Unlike many of... more

Readings:
Isaiah 43:18-19, 21-22, 24b-25
II Corinthians 1:18-22
Mark 2:1-12

We ministers of God’s word would render a great service to our people if, over the door through which they leave church, we’d emblazon the first lines of today’s Deutero-Isaiah oracle. “Thus... more

Do we really understand all the implications of Paul’s I Corinthians statement, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ?” Where does our imitation start and where does it end? When Paul speaks about our acting “in persona Christi,” he isn’t supplying a biblical argument for those who would ban... more

Mark hands homilists today’s topic on a silver platter. It jumps out at us as we proclaim the last paragraph of our gospel pericope.

The first evangelist begins his gospel by describing Jesus’ initial days of public ministry. Jesus starts by announcing God’s kingdom is at hand, calls... more

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