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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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God followers should integrate Yahweh's first reading words into their morning prayers: "Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" Not only is this... more

Jesus' frequent use of parables tells us a lot about him.

Teachers who simply want to add new bits of information to their students' store of knowledge never employ such devices. Parables only pop up when a... more

Sister Joan Chittister began a recent talk with an interesting story. The master sent one of his servants to a tailor. "The master wants you to make him a new shirt by this time next week," the disciple informed the tailor. "God willing," the man replied, "the... more

Today's Genesis reading is essential for understanding why we Gentiles can be Christians without first becoming Jews. In the first years of our faith, all who decided to imitate Jesus' dying and rising were Jews. Because the historical Jesus thought of himself as... more

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