It is pretty obvious we know how to create beauty You have gifted us with imagination, Holy Creator Its living evidence is all around us We can abide with creation, as part of creation You believe it, God and declared us all good Do we? Cuz we refuse to put down our guns or pass… Read More
In the midst of these bread sagas, we get a narrative of what everlasting bread means from Jesus. Jesus promises to be enough for us. Jesus promises to be nourishment, to be what we need in John 6:35, 41-51. This follows the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. Everyone saw how Jesus fed the… Read More
Sunday Prayer: longing for lasting substance
we looked for you
and could not find you.
We did not see where you went.
Our faith disappeared … Read More
Sunday Prayer: gather us in
we come to you hungry,
and you feed us with the Bread of Life,
thirsty … Read More
Sunday Prayer: hope and justice
Your people, God, are hungry.
YOUR people, Lord, they thirst.
Your people cry in agony,
their only hope to be heard.
Righteousness is lost
in the hallowed halls of law … 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
Pastoral is Political: The Kingdom of Heaven is Like….
The Kingdom of heaven is like… ….a treasure hidden in a field (Matthew 13:44) …a vineyard, where no one is to late to join in the work and the reward (Matthew 20:1-6) Image ….a grain of mustard that grows into the largest plant, a tree, where the birds of the air can build their nest… Read More
Narrative Lectionary: the widow of Zarapheth and Elijah (1 Kings 17:1-24)
I live in Scotland, a country which is known for its rainfall, which means I have no idea what it means for there to be no rain for years. No rain over the weekend would be nice! However, a few weeks ago, I was given a wee taste of my own dependence on water flowing… Read More
As we awake to news of children dying due to gun violence, the pandemic of racism, evil immigration policies, an administration that puts profits before people—leading to the violence of hunger and poverty and health desparities… …I was drawn back to this psalm I wrote for Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle edited by… Read More
Revised Common Lectionary: Heartbreak, Holiness, and Hunger
There’s nothing simple or easy here. These texts lean toward heartbreak, holiness, and hunger in a loop that doesn’t want to end. We begin with the story of Absalom’s death.It’s an odd one made odder by the verse selection of the lectionary. I have trouble tracking with these stories of King David’s wars and this… Read More