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SCRIPTURE PASSAGES on breath Psalm 33:6By the word of God the heavens were made, and by the breath of God’s the stars appeared. Job 33:4[Job said:] The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Mark 15:37Letting out a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. And yet, as we read together recently from John… John 20:22When he had said, [“Peace to you”],Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”…

Let the Streets Preach

Once in the midst of an act of civil disobedience – we now think of as Palm Sunday – certain authorities challenged Jesus. “Your people are too loud; disruptive. Tell your people to hush!” they said. They did this in the name of keeping peace. Jesus was wiser and in this for the long run. He knew peace is the offspring of justice. He said something like, “I could do that. But if the people shut their mouths, if they swallow their shouts, if they defer the truth that is on their tongues….if that, then the streets themselves will shout, demand; cry out.” Now, the streets of our city are speaking volumes. It is time to listen.