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Lent Meditation

Be Kind To Prophets

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

In Lent, we should strive to hear them, be kind and open. Try to understand that beneath their sometime outer hardness and obstinacy is an acute sensitivity and tenderness, a genuine openness to God's spirit.

Singing For Our Lives

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

One by one, we were placed under arrest and taken to jail. An 11-hour incarceration followed. I was chained to a bench while also handcuffed to another prisoner. The hours grew longer and longer. I meditated. I prayed. I asked for help because I felt helpless.

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

The waste and agony of dying are all around us. Death has come to mean an impersonal body count. Horror stories fill TV screens and usurp press headlines. How can we simply go on as if this kind of tragedy were absent?

I Talk to Trees: A Lenten Reflection

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Its trunk seems sturdier than some belief systems. Its branches are hospitable and inviting. I'm aware of my age and accompanying collection of aches and pains. These are also litanies of anxiety that seem to have marked my being.