Dana Kramer-Rolls

Fear Not

Fear Not

“Most of us are doing fine, learning to live with uncertainty. I feel content. Attentive to others’ needs, but not feeling lonely or abandoned. I have enough to eat, my cats, the Prayer Book, Scripture, and a library full of books. My neighbors keep an eye on each other in a low-key and unstressed way. I even use social media some.”

Doing the Hard Thing

Doing the Hard Thing

We are talking about loving one another as all children of the same God in all matters. About respect and honesty. “About how our yes, yes, or no, no is our word before God. About how we accept that we may differ in our social background, but we are one Body before our God. And we don’t have to like everything about each other. But we must honor and respect our neighbors, all of them.”

Burning Palm Fronds

Burning Palm Fronds

“We all fall. We all deny the Christ by word or deed or sheer carelessness. We are so human. We become afraid. But if we were not given the example of Peter, how would we learn? It was necessary for Peter to be afraid, to be human, to be flawed. And to ultimately receive Jesus’ forgiveness and mission to continue his teachings, to feed Jesus’ sheep, and build a Church, the Body of Christ.”

Why the Psalms?

Why the Psalms?

“And I rest in faith of God’s grace and abundant love. But I am fragile and vulnerable. And I still wrestle with a wasted life. And all the things the psalmist said. The ups and downs of our life with God, our life in Christ. And I am seeking again in the Psalms the range of life’s emotions: fears, joys, pains, sins, angers, return to God. All of these are in the Psalms.”

Bread

Bread

“In the Eucharist we are fed, and in faith we know we are all embraced in Jesus’ arms, adopted by his Father and cherished. It is done. It is over. We are saved. And the deeper we know this the greater our hearts turn to God, and the greater our hearts turn towards the world.”

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