Pastor Notes

July 2016

Jul 29

July 30-31, 2016

Friends,  I had the privilege of presiding at a Catholic/Buddhist wedding on Friday, July 15th at the Sapphire Estate in Sharon. What a beautiful setting for a marriage ceremony. And because the weather cooperated, we celebrated the wedding outdoors.  As you may or may not know, when a Catholic marries another baptized Christian...
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Jul 22

July 23-24, 2016

Friends,  I do not want to live my life in fear; fear of God or fear of humanity. I have worked hard on reversing my fear of God by expanding my understanding of who God is. I no longer understand God as a dictator apart from me who lives in heaven and makes demands and sends people to hell. I now know that God is love and God is life...
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Jul 15

July 16-17, 2016

Friends,  I am very worried about the future of our city, our country and our world. As long as we accept sexism (belief that one gender is superior to another), denominationalism (belief that one religion is superior to another) and racism (belief that one race is superior to another), we will never be at peace. It is ironic and shameful...
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Jul 8

July 9-10, 2016

Friends,  I am always shocked when someone asks me why I think there is evil in the world or as Rabbi Harold  Kushner wrote in his book “Why do bad things happen to good people?” I am amazed because I came to the conclusion long ago that it is all just a part of life on this planet and that free will can complicate...
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Jul 1

July 2-3, 2016

Friends,  For many people July 4th weekend is the highlight of their summer. Many choose this week for vacation. With the 4th falling in a Monday, I believe it adds even more festivity to the “long” weekend, which for many will begin Thursday, June 30th and accelerate from there until Monday evening, July 4th. If we have the...
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