Posts tagged transformation
what gluten has taught me about the Church

As soon as water hits flour, transformation begins. Gluten begins to form and starches slowly release their sugar. When given enough time, gluten forms a powerful net. In the tension between two qualities--the plastic and elastic--the dough begins to grow. When I watch a loaf of bread rise, I'm reminded that the Holy Spirit lives in the tensions of the Christian faith.

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hello, goodbye

Perhaps it is the resuscitation of naïve hope that leads me to believe that I’m entering a new season with a sense of something stable. I’m unsure if it’s this city or this age, or the circles of people in which I run, but transience has been my Boston norm. Yet somehow I think I can now stay in this city, and I can make it feel like my home. I’m unsure if the walls will fall back down to let in anyone new, or if I could (or should?) fall into routine with those who are already here.

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