Peace of Christ

Peace of Christ

Jesus said to them, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”- John 20:21 During this Easter season we hear stories of the Risen Christ appearing to his disciples. In the gospel of John, Jesus appears to the group as they are huddled in fear...

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Making Spacing For Grace

Making Spacing For Grace

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. - 1 Cor. 13:4-8 We are getting ready for Lent- the...

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The Work of Christmas

The Work of Christmas

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the...

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Listening for the Word

Listening for the Word

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.  When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all...

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Killing the Planet is Against My Religion

Killing the Planet is Against My Religion

Stop preaching about “being good stewards of the Earth”.  The title of the Sojourners article by Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith, caught me off guard. But as I read, I realized that what the author was saying is that, in these days of climate...

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Our Spiritual Discipline: Be imitators of God

Our Spiritual Discipline: Be imitators of God

In this passage from the New Testament letter to the Ephesians, Christians are called to be “imitators of God”. This does not mean Christians are expected to be perfect; we know we all fall short. Rather, it means that we choose to open to the Spirit at work in our...

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