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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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Though deeply moved by today’s Jeremiah passage, most of us hesitate to live by its implications. “The days are coming’ says Yahweh, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors. . . I will place my... more

During the 2006 baseball World Series, a local St. Louis sportscaster interviewed Andy Van Slyke, the Detroit Tigers first base coach. He asked a logical question. “Andy, after having been a star for so many years with the Cardinals, don’t you feel guilty coming back here as part of the ‘enemy’s... more

Two weeks ago, I stressed the importance of covenants in the faith life of the ancient Israelites, Jesus and ourselves. Most of us recognize that today’s Exodus passage narrates the beginning of the third major covenant of the Hebrew Scriptures; the one Yahweh and the Chosen People enter into on... more

During the mid and late 40s, my parents never doubted the shoes they bought me actually fitted. Before they made the purchase the sales person simply positioned by newly-shod feet in the store’s X-ray machine. Peering through the eyepiece, I could see the exact distance between the end of my... more

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