How are we invited to resist the desire for power and living out of our ego? This Palm Sunday, Weylin Lee questions what draws us to certain models of greatness rather than eschewing upward mobility as we follow Jesus on a humble path of solidarity with the vulnerable. [Matthew 21:1-11] Reflection How are we invited to resist the desire for […]
Liturgy God of Love, God of Justice,God of Subversion, God of the Oppressed, Hear us.Welcome us.Empower us. Open our eyes to injustice around us.Crowd our hearts with compassion.Energize our steps as those of a young colt.Sweeten our lips with triumphant praises. “Glory to God in the highest!”“Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord!”“Peace in Heaven!” When […]
Liturgy Ever-present God,you meet us in the borderlands,in places neither here nor there, at times when we are well out of our comfort zone; even if we don’t know where we’re going,when we feel most lost, you are there: thank you, God. We thank you for all we can learn fromour siblings who live on theedge, in the borderlands: about […]
What helps us “leave home” in trust? On this second Sunday of Lent, Gena St. David sifts through our unsettling experiences of leaving the familiar in parallel with Abraham’s journey into the unknown. [Genesis 12:1-4] Reflection How are you “leaving home” (identity, loyalty, authority) in this season? What’s helping you “leave home” in trust? Who are you “leaving home” with?
Liturgy God, we thank you for reprieve – a long exhale and rich silence,For electricity and warmth and good neighbors.We pray for those around the world who do not have these giftsAnd ask that you sustain them and care for them.Be their rock and refuge.Lord, have mercy. God, we thank you for our closest people – lit-up faces as we […]
How does relational conflict feel inside us? Gena St. David delves into Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount to share a hopeful practice for navigating conflict with others, make amends, and embody peace. [Matthew 5:21-24] Reflection Who are you currently separated from (externally or internally)? How might you talk with them about your role in the separation? What might change (be […]
Liturgy God of the mourning, meek and merciful,the poor and the persecuted Teach us to savorhow the simplicity of our siblingsbrings out the God-flavorsof our earthy lives God of the reviled and those ravenous for justice,the pure of heart and the peacemakers Teach us to glimpsehow the generosity of these good troublemakersbrings out the holy huesof God’s color wheel in […]