What are the glimpses of hope, peace, joy, and love that we are invited to notice and hold with us? On the Friday before Christmas, Weylin Lee looks back on our year through both a global and local lens, before inviting us to practice sacred reading or lectio divina to glimpse grace in our own lives. [Luke 2:13-20] Resource Practice: […]
Liturgy On this Holiest of nights, Your stars are shining brightlyProclaiming the coming of Your SonChrist, the Savior, is born in a mangerHope has sprung for a weary worldand the brightness of morning is just around the cornerLet us join with the Angels and proclaim:O night divine, night when Christ was born.O Holy night.Send forth the good newsSpread the word […]
As we begin a new year, Christopher Mack reflects on how wisdom and word are embodied with us through Christ and how that opens us up to grace [John 1:10-18]. Reflection How are you feeling at the start of this new year? How does the image of God moving into our messy and complex lives open us up to grace?
Gena St. David reflects on what helps us not lose heart in the midst of grief especially in our personal and communal experiences [2 Corinthians 4:13-16]. Reflection How is God renewing us as a Vox community? What do we need to grieve to make space for what’s next? And how might that grief moves us toward grace? Practice Express Grief. […]
Jane Patterson reflects on how we might practice courageous speaking and listening that makes space for discerning God’s truth and guidance in these times of difficult conversations [1 Samuel 3:1-10, 11-20]. Reflection What do you know from your own experience of courageous speaking: what factors help others listen to you? What do you know from your own experience of courageous […]
Jeff Chu reflects on God’s grace and how our gratitude for that grace is the driving force for whatever work we do in the world [Isaiah 61]. Reflection Where do you see evidence of God’s grace in your life? How can you cultivate a discipline of holy gratitude? Practice Spend time in the presence of oak trees. Reflect on God’s […]
Virginia Cumberbatch considers a reframing of what a radical and relentless grace is asking of us especially in the season we are living in [Ezekiel 34:11-16]. Reflection How can you extend grace to yourself in this season and in reflection of this year, as a part of your healing? As we navigate discord, challenge one another in love, and continue […]