March 29, 2017
by Dr. R. Scott
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A. Morning. Prayer.

A Morning Prayer Still dark this morning. The sky is clear. The moon offers itself to us again. Venus is still flickering. The worries of the day have yet to begin. Consider this. This. Consider¬†this today: So much of the … Continue reading

February 28, 2017
by Dr. R. Scott
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Tomorrow. Ashes.

Tomorrow I will offer the imposition of ashes at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. I will sit in the chapel from 7 am to 9 am, waiting and willing to offer anyone who enters Shatto Chapel the gift of … Continue reading

December 24, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott
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Christmas. Eve.

So, dear friends, scattered across the country and around the world, today is Christmas Eve and I wish I could offer you something beautiful and profound for your contemplation, but all I can think about are the little things of … Continue reading

December 1, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott
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Real. Christmas.

There’s a mantra in almost every recovery program that goes like this: “Keep it real.” Keeping it real means we focus on what is most important. Not the superficial experience but the inner meaning. Keeping it real means you go … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott
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Definition.

I’ve been helping a family over the past few days. Two grown daughters lost their mother in a car accident last week. The more we’ve talked, the more it’s become clear that they are trying to move past how their … Continue reading

April 21, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott
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Great. Reversal.

There’s a theme that runs throughout the teachings of Jesus, namely, that God’s kingdom / presence / influence is about reversal. Jesus said, “The first shall be last the the last shall be first.” Reversal. Or again, “The meek will … Continue reading