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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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Our sacred authors aren't historians in our sense of the word. Though at times they seem to narrate events just as they happened, they're much more interested in conveying faith than history. Because it's at the center of our faith, our Christian biblical authors are especially trying to give... more

On this day of all days, it's important we understand the difference between resurrection and resuscitation. In the Christian Scriptures, Jesus of Nazareth is the only person who rises from the dead. Lazarus, the widow Nain's son, Jairus' daughter, and Dorcas are resuscitated. Though I have no... more

Because we usually have ideal expectations for important people in our lives, I always cautioned my high school marriage course students to be extremely honest about the personality traits of anyone they planned to marry. I took for granted they'd already created a picture of an ideal spouse,... more

No one's 100% certain what's going to happen when we die. We need only listen carefully to today's three readings to discover that our ancestors in the faith had differing ideas about this unavoidable event. As a biblically-formed people, we must be careful not to uncritically accept some... more

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