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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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Our sacred Christian authors will have more than a few problems if they ever overhear our Eucharistic greeting, "The Lord be with you." From today's gospel pericope it's clear the only greeting they expect to hear from a follower of Jesus is, "The Lord is with you."

We know from Jesus'... more

Luke is famous for his "journey narratives." In both his gospel and his Acts of the Apostles, he almost always has someone "on the road." We're familiar with Joseph and Mary's trip to Bethlehem and Paul's three missionary journeys, but many of us don't even notice the first line of today's... more

Today's Galatians passage is by far one of the most important pericopes in all our Christian Scriptures. Paul reminds his community, "For those who have clothed themselves in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor freeperson, there is not male or female, for you are... more

I often felt superior to my childhood Protestant friends and family members. As a Catholic, I was part of a system which guaranteed - if I minded my institutional "Ps and Qs" - to one day get me through the gates of heaven. They, on the other hand, seemed unable to come up with any concrete... more

One of the misconceptions many "good folk" have is that our Scriptures basically show us how to get into heaven when we die. Though at times our Christian Scriptures (and a few of the late Hebrew Scriptures) talk about eternal life, our sacred authors' main focus is on life right here and now.... more

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