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Expansive Love

You can watch the video of Pastor Kris’ reflection, Expansive Love, HERE. When I was a child, one of my favorite poems was by A. A. Milne, Halfway Down[1]: Halfway down the stairsis a stairwhere I sit.there isn't anyother stairquite like it.I'm not at the bottom,I'm not at the top;so this is the stairwhereI alwaysstop.Halfway up the stairsIsn't upAnd it isn't down.It isn't in the nursery,It isn't in town.And all sorts of funny thoughtsRun round my head.It isn't reallyAnywhere!It's somewhere elseInstead! Somewhere else instead. There is anything much more ordinary than a flight of stairs? I re...
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Love Summed Up

You can watch the video of Pastor Kris’ reflection, Love Summed Up, HERE. I have a question for you this morning. How would you sum up what “love” is? In response, you could turn to the Golden Rule. It is summed up in our faith tradition with Jesus’ words to “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). There is a poster in the Youth Room at church, which offers the Golden Rule[1] through the words of Jesus and12 other faith traditions. Here are just a few: From Judaism we hear, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is comme...
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