Tag Archives: community

A community of love

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 The over-arching theme of all that we do here at the Catch — indeed for Christians everywhere — is love. It is the … Continue reading

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On retreat

Jesus often went away to pray — sometimes alone, sometimes with his closest disciples, Peter, James and John — but always to spend uninterrupted time with His Father. Paul went away to Arabia and back to Damascus for three years … Continue reading

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Our place in the world

The Catch is a community, and because of that, we are the body of Christ. The body of Christ is a community. But there are other communities we live in, too. A community is a group of people sharing something … Continue reading

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Human beings being human

We truly need a lovely story like this one right now. This is a neighborhood being a neighborhood. This would make Mister Rogers proud. It started out last night when one of our Chihuahuas got out. His name is Churchill … Continue reading

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First responders in justice and love

We are all fighting isolation. Here in Southern California, we just found out that should ICU capacity reach a certain level — and we are close to that now — another total shutdown like we had in the spring will … Continue reading

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Queen Esther

Now there was a certain Jew living in exile in the city of Susa in Persia, seat of the king’s now queen-less palace, named Mordecai. And Mordecai had a cousin named Esther whom he had taken in and cared for … Continue reading

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Jocelyn announces pool party

My four-year-old granddaughter has the solution for the pandemic as well as the racial tension that now has so much of the country in its grip. “When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” That’s … Continue reading

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The army of the Lord

So I published yesterday’s Catch on the local Neighborhood Watch which was starting to get rather nasty between the-government-is-keeping-us-safe people and the-government-needs-to-get-its-nose-out-of-my-business people. It was nice to see 13 positive reactions to my article, and a few thankful comments. This … Continue reading

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