Narrative Lectionary: Spread the Word (Luke 7:1-17)

This week, millions of people around the globe are contending with COVID.  Some are in hospitals on vents, and others are at home; some are desperately trying to recover, and others have mild symptoms.  To the tremendous sorrow of friends and family, some of the sick will die, as millions of people around the globe… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God on this day, we invoke the spirit of our ancestor, the Apostle Mary Magdalene Grant us the audacity of Mary Magdalene to break gender roles and dismiss stereotypes Grant us the confidence of Mary Magdalene to step into spaces, work, and movements—sometimes uninvited, often unwanted, always unapologetic Grant us the courage of Mary Magdalene… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Naaman gets treatment for coronavirus

While the intervention of kings made a political football out of the army commander’s illness, the faithful Elisha kept his mind on his ministry, which was to demonstrate to the world that God’s power is present, God’s mercy is manifest, and that keeping to one’s house, advocating for frequent (hand) washing, donning the mask of humility, and protecting the integrity of one’s position as a prophet and a pastor are potent means to unleashing the change of circumstances for which we all thirst, and hunger, and pray. Read More

Wednesday Prayer

I feel like we are always asking for something when we pray, O God We have our lists…we need so much – especially right now… Healing… Justice… Transformation… Courage… Faith… Release… So instead of asking, today we come offering to you, Gracious God our renewed commitment to you our renewed commitment to humanity our renewed… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Stopping  midday midweek amidst the noise in the middle of work or play or nothing Stopping to pray and to say thank you and to remember your faithfulness and to reach for your promise and to make an offering Praying for relief Praying for healing Praying for resources to care for the most vulnerable Praying… Read More