Friday prayer: being blessed and being a blessing

God by whom we are renamed and repurposed, you kick us off of our couches, grooved and worn around the shapes of our bodies, and summon us to as-yet unknown destinations. Along the way we’ll fudge and manipulate to get out of scrapes, start to make a home anywhere that looks semi-hospitable, and try to… Read More

RCL: Without Ever Knowing the Way

The Revised Common Lectionary year A offers the opportunity to sojourn with the family saga that makes up most of the book of Genesis. Sadly, the first entry in the saga is not in use this year (Ordinary 10A), in which Abram and Sarai receive their call from God to get up and go. By… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Faithful Followers

An impossible child. Sarah and Abraham receive wonderful news from God in today’s reading from Genesis. Though they have no children, and Sarah is long past child-bearing age (and Abraham is long past child-rearing age), God promises them that they will become parents to a multitude of nations. In a society where one’s worth was… Read More