Naming, releasing and reconciling. These are the elements out of which forgiveness is built.
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About Martin Elfert
The Rev. Martin Elfert is an immigrant to the Christian faith. After the birth of his first child, he began to wonder about the ways in which the Divine was at work in the world. Shortly thereafter, he joined Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC, where he and his new son were baptized at the Easter Vigil in 2005 and where the community encouraged him to seek ordination.
Elfert now serves as a pastor at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Through his writing he seeks to minister with, and to learn from, all those who hope to get to know God better, he said.
Elfert and his wife, Phoebe, have three children.
Especially in marriages in which one partner is better at math or is better at resisting impulsive shopping sprees than the other, life may be a whole lot happier and more stable if they choose to keep some things separate.
Getting married right now isn’t going to solve any of your problems — it’s just going to make new ones for you.
If we truly believe scripture’s claim that human beings are made in God’s image, then the question of who decides the worth of a special needs person is already answered: just like you and me, those with special needs are God’s beloved children
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Parenthood is a vocation. Like other vocations, it is something that God calls us to enter into seriously and reverently.
Setting aside the somewhat creepy name with which you’ve chosen to sign your letter, I don’t think that you have a problem.
The Holy Spirit is the tug on your heart which invites you to visit a grieving relative, to talk to a lonely person at the bus stop, to bring dinner to a neighbor who has broken her ankle, to choose a career which doesn’t make a whole lot of money but which adds to the sum of love in the world, to work with others to build justice.