The Pastoral Is Political: Praying for the Powers That Be

Last week, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter the question “Do you hate the president?” Her response was passionate, knowing that her motivations had been misconstrued: “…as a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I… Read More

Friday Prayer

God- You said to Moses, “אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה.” You will be who you will be. You will do what you will do. And we who believe, in part or whole, be that You alone define who you are. We believe You say who You are. Grant us the strength, wisdom, and grace to do the… Read More

Friday Festival: Dawn and Dusk

Shorter days are coming in some parts of the world, while others are finding longer, sunnier days.  In the U.S., I find this time of year hard, as the dark and the cold take a mental toll.  I found sustenance in our bloggers’ reflections on light, new dawns, and the beauty of twilight.  A new… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Dweller, As decisions are made And votes are cast And thoughts are shared Across our earth, May your love be incorporated as part of these choices. Shine your light brightly on the areas you need for us to focus. Call us again and again if we take the unhealthiest path. May your grace overwhelm… Read More

Monday Prayer

Precious Holy In the vastness of creation is so much variety The privilege I find in seeing your world, The blessings received through experience and adventures Today, as I pray, I seek for each one who shares these words: Wonder Awe Blessing Hope Faith Love Peace and Joy For today, and for now… Be blessed,… Read More