Tag Archive for ‘Gospel of Matthew’

The Bible Is Confusing

“O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” –Juliet, Romeo and JulietĀ  I have fallen in love with Scripture. Fallen deeply, deeply in love. It is as though nothing else will do. (Other things do do, however. I love poetry, and anything by Rilke. I just bought a book on Native American medicine and […]

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The Garden of Your Heart

SexyJesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” –Matthew 10-11   If you are like me, you may have grappled in this lifetime with vegetarianism. Or veganism. Wanting your body to be healthy. Wanting to take care of your temple and do no harm. When I […]

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