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WHEN WE CAN’T SEE HEALING — Mark 6:1-13 — July 5 2015

HIDDEN (OR INACCESSIBLE) IN PLAIN SIGHT: There have surely been many attempts to deal with pain and inflammation in human history.  In 1763, the Rev. Edward Stone noted that the (white) willow tree was effective in reducing fever.  The active … Continue reading

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Flying Snakes: Healing Emerging from Bad Things — John 3:14-21 — March 15, 2015

Snakes are mentioned in our first reading (Numbers 21:4-9).  The snakes are poisonous, and God sends them in judgment – so they are very threatening, on the one hand.  On the other hand, in the story, obeying God and looking … Continue reading

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