bent but not broken wounded yet still breathing bravely refusing to silently disappear this is how I have been of late, God i am grateful. my gratitude does not wipe away my rage but does allow me to move, and, act, and show-up, in ways where rage doesn’t take over… it just glides off me… Read More
As we begin to settle in for the night We give thanks for this day smiles along the way, steps towards justice on the journey We ask for forgiveness for love withheld or moments of othering allowing fear to lead and insecurities to distract As we surrender for the night We pray for those without… Read More
distancing… it seems new for some …for so many, it started long ago and now it is forced the universe is telling us something. help us to hear, O God what is to become of us? who are we to be? how are we to act? tell us, again, dear One— who is our neighbor?… Read More
Time to breathe Time to reflect Time to connect Time to expand Time to live For this time we give you thanks We offer our time, our hearts, our hands and our vision to you, God Have your way May it all be for a blessing Amen. Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer… Read More
In the stillness of the morning, before the rising of the sun, I seek the movement of your Holy Spirit Cover me Move me Stir up love Compel me to action Draw me closer To love To joy To possibility To justice To my siblings To the beauty around me Within me To You Back… Read More
How are you positioning yourself between people experiencing oppression and those calling for and actively engaging in their subjugation? How are you reflecting and affirming the sacred beauty present in those experiencing marginalization?
I ask these questions because I think it’s necessary for us to consider how we are physically, materially, and politically oriented as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus. Read More
I have participated in lots of rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests over the years. This is what this week’s text reminds me of. Read it here. Like Joshua standing in front of the gathered people, moving stories are told. Lived experiences are shared. Rallying speeches are given. At every crowd gathering—call to actions are made… Read More