God, I’m getting ready for the children’s sermon,and I’ve collected the “icky” animalsfrom around the house,and I can’t seem to find the insects,(which is what extinction may be all about), but I am going for what “unclean” is,so I need a mosquito with the skunk and shark. And I am going to tell their parents… Read More
open our minds.
Grant us understanding,
that grasping the wonder
of your extravagant grace … Read More
Rabbi … Teacher …
your wisdom is as great
as your compassion.
Even when people come to you … Read More
Holy One,We watch and wait for our expected guest, one that has been delayed by a global pandemic, flights being cancelled, and now the weather! We watch and wait in anticipation of a joyous reunion, a time to circle close and cherish each moment. But Holy One,I also realize that YOU are always our unseen… Read More
Whether you are following the continuous texts and have Jacob wrestling with God or the thematic texts and have the invitation to the table in Isaiah, you can’t go wrong. The sense of abundance that comes through these texts is undeniable, an abundance that is transformative and inclusive of all of humanity. What better message… Read More
This week’s Revised Common Lectionary readings are timely. In Ephesians 2, Paul teaches that Jesus has erased divisions between people, and created a single, united humanity. Groups that were previously at odds have been reconciled. Peace reigns. Together, all people build a community that becomes the household of God, a place where the divine can interact… Read More
Dear preachers, if you have the option in your setting, I highly recommend adding in the optional verses to the Revised Common Lectionary Gospel this Sunday. In a week when hate speech and crimes are making international headlines, this is a poignant time to hear Jesus’ words: It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a… Read More
In two weeks’ time, we will read of an unmarried couple, whispered about in their community, seeking to fulfill the demands of the law. The place where they are legally required to file paperwork is full of outsiders. Even though there are many related to them by blood, faith, or other ties, they end up… Read More