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To fully grasp this story’s meaning, we must understand the place of the pig in the author’s time and culture. Even the most cursory look at Jewish dietary law brings to light the awareness of swine’s uncleanliness. In Deuteronomy, the law states that “the pig, because it divides the hoof...
Triumphant Lord, we thank you for your healing power. Grant us your peace. Amen.
Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
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