Pastor Notes

December 2018

Dec 28

December 30, 2018

Friends, Happy New Year! On behalf of the staff at the Blue Hills Collaborative we want to wish all of our parishioners, neighbors, and friends the best as we anticipate the beginning of 2019. We hope it will be one of the best years of your life, the life of the Church, our country, and our world. For many people it is not the most hope...
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Dec 21

December 23, 2018

Friends, There are so many natural disasters in our world today. So many people lose their lives, their loved ones, their homes, and their livelihood. The recent wildfires in California remind me that jobs are lost and education has to cease for many of the families who are now homeless. It is difficult to even imagine the fright, panic, and...
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Dec 14

December 16, 2018

Friends, I am writing these words on the weekend of December 1/2, as the bulletin company requires that we have information in early because of Christmas and New Year holidays. The first thing I want to do is thank all of those parishioners, neighbors, friends, and businesses that take out advertisements in our weekly Church bulletins. How...
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Dec 7

December 9, 2018

Friends, There’s a big difference between sympathy and empathy. I’d like to believe that most people are sympathetic, meaning they are able to feel sorry for someone who is struggling and maybe offer their time or financial support if needed. This sympathy can be expressed without taking too much of an emotional toll on the one who...
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Dec 1

December 2, 2018

Friends, At this time of year I can’t help but be overwhelmed by the obsession we have with advertising and shopping This was highlighted for me last week with the opening of the two recreational marijuana sites in Massachusetts as well as the onslaught of Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season. It’s even laughable when we...
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