Weylin Lee reflects on an encounter that Jesus has with a foreign woman and how that brings awareness to what limits and facilitates mercy [Matthew 15:10-28]. Reflection: In what ways can we withhold evaluation and judgment in order to practice mercy more freely? What might be some of our cultural blindspots that hinder our ability to practice mercy? Resources: Book: […]
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Sarah Bingaman talks about how identifying emotions and needs can reveal our hearts [Matthew 5:1-4]. Reflection What am I feeling or needing right now? How can I practice emotionally responding to my own feelings and the feelings of others this week?
Matt Inman reflects on who we direct our compassion towards and how we sometimes get in the way of living it out [Matthew 10:5-16]. Reflection Where do you over-complicate your life and love by carrying around extra “equipment”? What is one small, humble act that would exercise your compassion and put you in the position of being a good guest? […]
Kelly Cutbirth reflects on the questions we ask in vulnerable places and how God responds to them [John 14:1-14]. Reflection What are the questions, at the surface or buried a little deeper, that are most troubling in my relationship with God today? What does it look like to rest in God’s love this morning, in the midst of unknowns and […]
Jason Minnix reflects on our expectations as we near the end of the Lenten season [Matthew 21:1-11]. Reflection: What pain and darkness is God starting to untether in me this week? How can I relax into the grace that God actually likes me? Resources: Video: On Love with Alain De Botton
Gideon Tsang talks about how we can learn to see the kingdom of God here and now and how we can see as God sees [John 3:1-17]. Reflection: What does it look like to create space in this lent season? How can you live out of your worthiness this week?
Gideon Tsang reflects on what it would look like to have our minds continually changed to discover the mind of Christ is already in us [1 Corinthians 2:1-8]. Reflection: When did a moment of powerlessness change you? What’s scares you about being vulnerable? Resources: Podcast: Fresh Air- Mike Birbiglia Video: Manchester by the Sea