St. Paul's Within the Walls Episcopal Church

Bearing witness in Rome to a dynamic and living Christian faith, open to all and rejecting none.

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Life and Law

Choosing life is so much bigger than choosing tribe, or choosing family, or choosing country. […] → Continue Reading Life and Law

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Knowing Better

One of the most beautiful gifts of this journey of salvation in Christ is that our weaknesses… our debilities… do not prevent us from reaching the point where God is, unless we allow them to be the final word that keeps us from moving forward. […] → Continue Reading Knowing Better

The Controversy

Nothing else does God require than the free will offering of the fullness of our lives… lived in all the honesty and messiness that accompanies human existence, and with a bent toward the justice we have been shown in God’s mercy and grace. […] → Continue Reading The Controversy

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Make Galilee Great Again?

We need to believe in the light of new dawn in which our worth and dignity issue from the goodness with which we were endowed by our creator and the content of our character…not from our accumulated wealth, our social status, or our tribe of origin. […] → Continue Reading Make Galilee Great Again?

Life Preserver In The Muddy Waters by Deborah Waldron Fry

Come and See

How do we human beings, going through our daily lives, get to where Jesus is? […] → Continue Reading Come and See

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Rise Up

Epiphany is a time to let the light of God rise in your heart and mind, and to allow its illumination to shine upon where your personal gifts and the needs of the great story intersect. […] → Continue Reading Rise Up

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The Holy Name

Jesus is God spelling himself out in a language men can understand. (S.D. Gordon) […] → Continue Reading The Holy Name

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New Birth

The signs of God’s realm breaking into the brokenness of the current age are “the eyes of the blind being opened, the ears of the deaf being unstopped, the lame leaping like deer, and the tongue of the speechless singing songs of joy.” […] → Continue Reading New Birth

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The Holy Way

The signs of God’s realm breaking into the brokenness of the current age are “the eyes of the blind being opened, the ears of the deaf being unstopped, the lame leaping like deer, and the tongue of the speechless singing songs of joy.” […] → Continue Reading The Holy Way

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Straight paths

What wilderness do you encounter this Advent season? […] → Continue Reading Straight paths

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“_ _ _ “

Be watchful for the light of the world in the small moments of each day, and intentional about listening for the whimper of that new world so that you may join with Mary and all the saints in helping bring that world into being. […] → Continue Reading “_ _ _ “

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This New Life

All of us are called to remember our own promises and proclamations as we join with them and their families in this mystical union, and be strengthened to attend to the work and grace of extending this alternate kingdom wherever we go through daily action, prayer, and fellowship. […] → Continue Reading This New Life

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Your Opportunity

… we are not surprised when the politics of hate are successful. We are not caught unaware when bad things happen and when multitudes struggle with how to understand it. Instead, we testify in the midst of it. […] → Continue Reading Your Opportunity

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Celebrating the Saints

When you meet people, see a saint… when you greet people, love a saint… and when people see you, show them a saint. […] → Continue Reading Celebrating the Saints

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Can you get to that?

What obstacles prevent you from fully encountering Jesus, and from moving beyond the temptations to live a lesser life than the one to which you have been called? […] → Continue Reading Can you get to that?