Friday Prayer

Creation understands interdependence Embraces it, models it Reveals to us that in our connection we have our very being Creation is calling us back to life To accountability To communion To joy To healing To freedom I pray we humans get it … The Creator is conspiring on our behalf Revealing a living hope Filling… Read More

Friday Prayer

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

Friday Prayer

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

Narrative Lectionary: Floods of justice (Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24)

Toward the end of October of this year, the South of Scotland endured some severe rain and flooding. Scots are used to rain but this was toward the extreme end of our tolerance, with fields and town centres filled with water, roads made dangerous, railway bridges closed (just in case) and two foot bridges washed… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Not Me, God! The Call of Moses (Exodus 2:23-3:15; 4:10-17)

Do you hear it? The cry of the oppressed? It would be easy to miss in our rush to get to the story of the call of Moses, but we must ensure that, first of all, we hear the cry of the suffering Hebrew people kept as slaves by the Egyptian Pharaoh (Exodus 2:23). The… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Thank you for the reminders along life’s journey Forgive us for the ones we chose to ignore today May your Holy Spirit continue to disrupt our dreams with images of justice, love and equity and transform our apathy into compassion and kindness and may tomorrow not be too late. Amen. ********* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pag├ín-Banks… Read More