Sermon preached at Grace Episcopal Church, Cullman, AL, May 12, 2013. Seventh Sunday of Easter. By Malcolm Lewis Marler
Jesus prayed for his disciples, and then he said. “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be
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Recently I participated in a Memorial Service for persons who have died of HIV/AIDS who were patients at The 1917 Clinic at UAB in its 25 year history. I was a Chaplain at this world-class, compassionate HIV/AIDS Clinic from 1994-2009. I was asked to have the opening prayer and you can find it below. Peace.
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This post is part of a series on My Faith Journey.
When I was a junior in college and “felt the call” to ministry, I had no idea where this path would lead. I just wanted to be open to God’s call in my life.
I knew I would have to be “ordained” if I
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The best way to learn how to care for others is to say thank you when this sacred gift is offered to you.
But so often we miss the opportunity to learn this skill because we say, “Thank you for offering, but I’m fine.”
We have cut off the lesson in mid-sentence, and the seed
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As much practice as Mary Bea and I have had putting one another on planes the last two years, one would think that it would get easier.
For the record, it does not.
I am not complaining because we chose this path together. But I must be honest as we look towards finishing the second
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OT Reading: Amos 5:6-15
NT Reading:Hebrews 12:1-14
Gospel Reading:Luke 18:9-14
“He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others.”
I try to be kind and respectful to all persons when I see them in the line at the grocery store, or sitting in a restaurant. I am
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When I was as smart as most fifth graders in 1965 in Montgomery, AL, two of my heroes were Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most everyone I knew shared the feelings for the former.
But I didn’t tell anyone about the latter when he led a march in March from my
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I was inspired today by children in Paraguay who live on a landfill, and wanted to share it with you.
Children make their own musical instruments, transforming trash into music. This is about love, courage and creativity.
Their creativity has me wondering. Maybe if we take whatever we have, as little or as much as
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Looking up at the climb ahead.
A few months ago I participated in a Healthcare Leadership Academy retreat for about 20-25 leaders from the Health System where I work. This was not a lecture day, but an experiential learning about leadership via a ropes course.
The goal of one of the exercises was
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Regardless who you are, I need and want to love you more.
Regarding hating the sin, I will reserve that for my own.
That will keep me busy.
Peace and grace to you, Malcolm