Where are you from? – Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Br. Geoffrey TristramThis sermon is available only in audio format.

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  1. Connie Peppler on December 14, 2011 at 07:06

    Was just sent this link from a friend who come to SSJE fairly often. I really needed something to lift the fog and bring the light. Deacon in Indiana

  2. Alan Munday on December 14, 2011 at 02:34

    The Apostle Paul had what some would call “Enlightenment”. Daily practises such as Centering Prayer can help us towards this. It is a returning to our home, like the Prodigal Son, to the person that God made us to be.

  3. Jonathan Appleyard on December 13, 2011 at 10:02

    Thank you, Brother Geoffrey.

    Continuing with your reflection:

    I am working with a couple, each of whom is adopted, who are celebrating their marriage next summer. I have been touched by them in several ways.

    First. They have a deep appreciation for belonging in a family, not as a birth right, but a gift. Being a beloved child was not something for which they asked. Before they sought, they were invited and welcomed into the circle.

    Second. Knowing to the very core of them being the mystery of being beloved children, they have set aside the “biological clock” pressure to conceive. The distance between biological and adopted child, between real and adoptive parents, between birth mother and birth father and mom and dad. For these children of God, the distance is nil, the distinction lost.

    In this, I appreciate the gift which welcomes us all as daughters and sons and hear the way to practice.


  4. Marilyn Engstrom on December 13, 2011 at 06:02

    I am the dean at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie Wyoming.

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