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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

Breath of the Spirit is DignityUSA’s electronic spiritual and liturgical resource for our members and potential members. Nothing can replace your chapter or other faith community, but we hope you will find further support here for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.

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Those who actually wrote and originally passed on our Christian Scriptures would have a difficult time understanding why we modern followers of Jesus get so excited about Christmas. They couldn’t appreciate how something they thought peripheral to their faith plays such a central role in ours... more

Throughout the movie Field of Dreams, the Kevin Costner character tries to follow the command of the voice he hears telling him, “Build it and he will come.” He eventually figures out that the “it” is a ball diamond in the middle of an Iowa cornfield; he presumes the “he” is his deceased father... more

I frequently remind my students that the “call narratives” are usually the last part of a prophetic book to take shape. Only toward the end of their ministry are prophets finally able to surface what God was calling them to do. But since these narratives are frequently placed at the beginning... more

No commentator can ever do justice to the message Deutero-Isaiah delivers in today’s first reading. They’re the first words of someone who eventually changed our faith. His proclamation has resonated in the minds and hearts of people of faith for over 2,500 years. Even mark, the first Christian... more

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