20th Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home – October 27, 2017

One of the more interesting parables is the one about the king who puts on a wedding feast for his son. We know how he set up the feat, we know about the invited guests who snubbed him, and we know about the people, good and bad, that he brought in from the highways as replacement guests. But how many of us have looked at the guest who was not wearing a wedding garment? Understand that, and you’ll know what awaits if you accept!

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October 28, 2017 – The Fullness Of Samhain!

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At Samhaintide, the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. Many consider Samhaintide to be the time beginning eight days before and ending eight days after Samhain. It does not mean that the veil is ever impenetrable, but this is when it is easiest for us to reach through to them, and for them to reach through to us. And, they remember us and still care.

If you are here, you probably already understand the necessity of respect between the worlds, but there are many who do not. In this world, you would not simply barge into someone’s home and mess around, would you? A little respect can go a long, long way!

Blessed Be!

 

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October 22, 2017 – Ancient Wells And So Much More!

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A Facebook friend of mine has been posting some spectacular photos of sacred sites in the UK where she lives, and I notice that many of them have pre-Christian roots. Yes, they were sacred before they were Christian. What is more, the people in charge of those sites appear to recognize and respect that!

In much of the rest of the world, where the original peoples are strong end populous enough, the pre-Christian historic sites and burial grounds are treated with respect. It is in North America and Australia where aboriginal sacred sites are ignored or outright disrespected.

Given what I have learned, I don’t want the consequences. We need to learn to recognize and respect sacred sites, as if they were our own because they are!

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October 7, 2017 – We Need To Hate Hate!

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Hate distracts, and sometimes throws us off-schedule. Yet again, someone accused me of hate, when the truth is that I only hate hate. And so, something about a special blessing dating back to our most ancient ancestors and available at your fingertips today will have to be next week.

It is a proven fact that hate is wasteful. Even ignoring the actions of nations and looking at small communities, how much is lost because of refused service, substandard service, ignored employment applications and the like where someone uses hate as an excuse to ignore opportunity? And, of course, never forget the fact that the “geek” you tormented in school might become your commanding officer or the person reading your resume.

Education at the national and community level is not the entire answer. We must be able to reach the consciousness of each individual.

Blessed Be!

PS: I might have gotten the date wrong on the audio, don’t let that get in the way of the message!

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September 30, 2017 – Smart Protesting!

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Protests have been a part of our lives almost since the invention of the opinion. But to be effective, the nature of the protest must be expressed in a way that those seeing the protest will understand.

The first protest which I personally instigated was intentionally subtle, but those who recognized what was going on needed only a once-sentence justification to understand and know that they could not really disagree with an obvious point.

One current form of protest seems to be causing some controversy, even though it involves some symbolism which most adults and older children should be able to understand.

Blessed Be!

 

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September 29, 2017 – Glastonbury’s Clues – In A Very Different Pastor’s Study

We’re Back! And hopefully, we’ll have some stuff for you to get excited about!

One of my first impressions when I began studying theology and things spiritual was that it was hard to fathom disagreements and supposed incompatibilities between spiritual paths. When I took a closer look at Glastonbury, I found that my suppositions might not be that far off. And there is so much to learn!