Stories tagged:
Humility

Confronting Oppression

Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to confront the different forms of oppression that Jesus warns about and how some may even be expressed by our own community [Mark 12:38-44]. Reflection What are the ways we can be consumed with ourselves? How might we be able to lay down power in exchange for mutuality? Who are the vulnerable […]

Centering Around Christ

Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to center ourselves and our community around Christ in this next season together and we navigate reconnection and transition [Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12]. Reflection How can we center ourselves around the embodiment of Jesus’ life and teachings? Where can we let go of power and privilege to embrace downward mobility? Whom are the […]

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 […]

Humbling Ourselves

Gena Minnix reflects on how learning to humble ourselves might help us live into our unique, authentic story as individuals and collectively as the church [Philippians 2:5-8]. Reflection What’s on the inside of the masks we’re wearing? How might our humble stories be a doorway to our authentic calling? Spiritual Practice Benedictine practice of humbling ourselves.  Connecting with the created […]

Lens of Humility

Weylin Lee reflects on how the lenses that we use to see ourselves and others might be helping or hurting our posture of humility [Luke 18:9-14]. Reflection How have we devalued others through our lens of contempt? Does our lens of comparison lead us to competition or curiosity? How can we put on a lens of mercy toward ourselves and […]

An Expansive Vision

As we start the new year with our first liturgy in our new building, Gideon Tsang invites us to consider how we might need to expand our spiritual vision to see love in ourselves and others  [Matthew 2:1-12]. Reflection What if God continued to expand our vision of love for ourselves and others? How can I welcome all parts of […]

Live as Foreigners

Weylin Lee talks about why we’re invited to live as foreigners and how it captures the new way of life Jesus offers us. [1 Peter 1:17-23]. Reflection: How can we put aside our entitlement to create space for a posture of humility? How can we move towards sincere love that doesn’t carry expectations?