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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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Accustomed to Judaism and Christianity being two distinct religions, it's difficult for us to appreciate the attempts our earliest Christian authors made to clarify the unique approach to Judaism which the historical Jesus offered his followers.... more

Today's passage from Deutero-Isaiah contains some of the most powerful concepts in all of Scripture. "Remember not the things of the past," Yahweh proclaims, "the things of long ago consider not. See I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive... more

When those who study biblical manuscripts give examples of scribal mistakes, today's Marcan passage about Jesus curing the leper is always in their top ten list. The scholarly consensus is that the evangelist originally wrote, "Moved with anger, Jesus stretched out his hand and... more

One of our faith's most important concepts is expressed in just one Hebrew word: hesed. Unfortunately we have no one English word which does justice to this Hebrew term. Hesed is anything you do for someone which isn't part of your obligations toward that individual.... more

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