Jesus is clearly telling us that nothing in this world, nothing we may encounter is so powerful or so strong that God can not deal with it, that God can not help us through it. God can bring our fear into submission and help us get through to the other side. Pray and never give… Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted Luke 18:1-8
In the spirit of the mysterious 9 who disappeared into the Jerusalem streets with their stories, let us give thanks. Let us give thanks that we have the opportunity to leave this place, this border area between the peace of God and the chaos of the world and re-enter our community with our stories of… Continue reading Living, Giving Thanks – Luke 17:11-19
Today is World Wide Communion Sunday. It is a time for us to come, as Christians around the world, to the communion table, each bringing with us a mustard seed of faith and taking a step, knowing that into every conflict, every difference, across every chasm God can bring new life.
We are the rich man’s family and we have a chance to begin again because a man who was dead did come to us, and comes again and again to invite us to take a risk with him, to walk with him and enter into relationship with him and his world. Photo: Nicholas Daines, Bespoke… Continue reading Letting Go of the Trapeze – Luke 16:19-31
No matter how much this world changes, how different the church begins to look, no matter how complicated our own lives become, this never changes – even at our most flawed, our most anxious, even deep i thickets of our own design, God loves us, with radiant joy and searching love.
“Take up your cross and follow me.” The beauty is always yours to seek and receive – know the grace, new life and hope given to you, healing for a hurting and fractured world, for hurting and fractured hearts. There is beauty in spite of the pain. Believe and know hope. It is all you… Continue reading Wild Receiving – Luke 14:25-33
Fall always feels like a new year to me. So let’s start if off right. Let’s do everything we can to tone down the “what’s in it for me” attitudes so prevalent in our society. Rooted in the Gospel, let’s try to be a little kinder, more open to relationship and more inclusive of others,… Continue reading Time for a Course Correction – Luke 14:1, 7-14