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MERCY > COMPASSION

Mercy is defined as “compassion shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm”. It is considered by many to be one of the most important attributes of God, and is lifted up as one of … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care

I came to congregational ministry by way of Chaplaincy.  In 2000 I enrolled in a six-month Chaplaincy program at New York University hospital, drawn to the idea of being present to people in their times of deepest sorrow or joy. … Continue reading

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Taptenwechsel

There’s a lot to be said for what my mom used to call “Tapetenwechsel” – a change of scenery (in German, literally, a change of wallpaper). Stepping out of familiar environments now and then certainly challenges me to look at … Continue reading

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Let’s Vote On It!

There’s a joke that describes children in a classroom, gathered around a big fluffy bunny that was brought in for show-and-tell.  The children marvel at its long ears, its twitchy little mouth and fuzzy tail.  They take turns feeding it, … Continue reading

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