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Belonging

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.1.08

We come in wanting to knowWhat will happen, what we should do, what the plan is.We can feel it rise up in us, this discomfort with uncertainty. Some of us have made plansWe have New Year’s resolutions, new determination, our own way forward.We want to improve ourselves and reach our goals. And you, our Creator GodHave just arrived on earth […]

The Mystery of God

Speaker Gena St. David uses the phrase “all bodies matter” in today’s homily in the context of support and solidarity for the vision and mission of Black Lives Matter. She begins the new year reflecting on Epiphany and how mystery can lead us into goodness, belonging, and beautiful embodiment. [Ephesians 3:5-12] Reflection When have you felt part of a larger […]

We Are Not Other

David Wallace reflects on how our need for belonging can lead us to experiencing being othered and how Jesus invites us to see ourselves and others [Mark 9:38-50]. Reflection Reflect on a time when you felt “othered” and a time when you “othered” someone else. What feelings come to the surface for each? Recall a moment that contributed to masking […]

A New Conversation

As we continue in the season of Lent, Matt Inman reflects on how our faith intersects with our belonging [Romans 4:13-17]. Reflection What parts of your story might need to be honored more for you to feel a greater sense of belonging? What kinds of new conversations do you long for?  Who in your life do you trust enough to […]

Advent: Preparing the Way for Peace

As we continue in the Advent season, Jeff Chu reflects on how we are invited to experience and practice peace in the middle of the wilderness [Matthew 3]. Reflection What in your life needs to die? What are you trying to cultivate in your life this season? Resources Book: Does Jesus Really Love Me?

Familiar Change

Jason Minnix reflects on how we respond to change in our lives [John 21:1-14]. Reflection How can I wait in the familiar with patience and compassion? How are the fires of belonging calling me to forgive myself? Spiritual Practice Embracing the Familiar.  What do I turn to when things don’t go the way I want them to?  Wait in the […]

Place

Jason Minnix talks about how we reflect and engage the place we find ourselves and the vulnerability that it requires [Mark 9:30-37]. Reflection What or who am I struggling to accept in my journey now? How can I welcome vulnerability, both mine and those around me, this week? Resources Video: Pink Surprised MWG: Discussion Guide Spiritual Practice Disillusionment Prayer – […]