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Quarantine lessons from Psalm 23

Dear Friends, Greetings! Hope all is well with you and your family on this seventh Sunday since the shelter in place order was given by the governor of New York state. How are you holding up sheltering at home? For some people sheltering in place order is not an easy one to follow. Home is […]

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How Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith

From my personal experience of being a hospital chaplain, I remember how difficult it was when there were back to back, consecutive deaths of few young cancer patients on my unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the hospital I was chaplain interning. The scale of grief encountered by chaplains in this pandemic is too […]

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Holy Saturday

Waking up today I feel honest and true to the day. I am “looking forward” to Holy Saturday to be as I am and not feel I have to feel ok, or pull myself up to be more put together than I am. I want to “remain” here where I don’t have to pretend I […]

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“Easter’s Healing Touch” in the midst of Covid-19

Came across an article about the Healing Touch of Easter even in the midst of shelter in place and in our isolation. Author talks about embodied suffering. And the healing that comes in embodied vulnerable “wounded healer,” God who does not run away from our suffering but touches our wounds with compassion. We can each […]

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“For whom are you looking?”

What does Easter mean to you? Why are we gathered here now together in spirit, despite being separated physically by sheltering in place? Why do people who don’t normally come to church think to come on Easter Sunday? And how are you celebrating Easter? Is how you are celebrating Easter tied to your understanding of […]