I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…
by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller From the rising of the sun to its setting my Name shall be great among the nations,…
In a world where friends are made and lost with the click of the mouse, what is the purpose of friendship? Jesus demonstrates care in choosing friends to help him strive towards a beloved community.
The forces of evil will have won if we become so involved in what has been done to us, or what might happen in the future, that we forget how to be joyful servants in God’s kingdom today.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. — Martin Luther King Jr.
What glimpses have you seen of the goodly heritage that can be yours in a life following Jesus?
In conversation, in open and nonjudgmental listening, we link our arms, we link our lives, in love. We learn one another’s joys and sorrows. We find out what sort of help we each need and when we most need it.
I sometimes strain to see the reign of God, the “yeast action,” at work in my country these days. Even many who name themselves Christian incarnate values of denigration, domination, greed, division, baseness, and every form of oppression, mostly notably racism.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Amen.
We are all beloved children of God. But, as hard as it often is to acknowledge this about the people we encounter, it’s just as hard to believe it about ourselves
Wise ones still find their way to Jesus… even in the dark.
Jesus may have been God’s son, but he was also Mary’s, and when mama says to do something, it’s probably best to just do it, whether you like it or not.
Well-meaning Christianity can provide an opportunity to “Seek the Lord while he may be found” in our actions towards our fellow beings, but having a plan and following through will make that well-meaning Christian impulse that much more effective.
a loving community in which we can be ourselves fully helps us to live into wholeness and freedom, into who we most deeply are.
Hearing the story of Jesus’s baptism, I am drawn to marvel at the miracle of that grace which calls us and claims us, too, as beloved children of God.