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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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Almost everyone knows that John differs from his three evangelistic predecessors when he describes Jesus' miracles. Mark, Matthew and Luke usually demand a person have faith before Jesus can do miraculous things in his or her life. No faith; no miracle. John, on the other hand, expects faith... more

Every biblical author has unique characteristics in his or her writings which distinguish them from other writers; traits which surface even when their compositions are intermingled with other writings. Today's Exodus pericope provides a classic example. Though the Torah (the Bible's first... more

Ever notice that no one in Scripture is ever called by God to stay exactly where he or she is, either geographically or psychologically? Today's Genesis pericope sets the pattern for all subsequent biblical calls.

Yahweh said to Abraham, "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk... more

Only by knowing the last verse of Genesis 2 can we appreciate today’s first reading. The Yahwistic author only tells us that our sinful first parents’ “eyes were opened and they realized they were naked,” because in that omitted verse she mentions that the newly created man and woman “were... more

I have no idea who created the proverb “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” but he or she could have been one of today’s sacred authors. Both Deuteronomy’s Moses and Matthew’s Jesus deal with the phenomenon of people who know what God wants them to do, but who never get around to... more

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