What is our communal interpretation and incarnation of the life of Jesus? Christopher Mack continues our series on Participation by reflecting on how we might navigate enduring hopelessness with our beloved belonging and collective creativity. [1 Corinthians 12:1-3, 27-31 and Jeremiah 32:17] Reflection Is there someplace you have been silent where you can begin praying for wisdom on how to […]
All of our life is participation in the Divine, which means all of our life is in participation with creation & community. Christopher Mack reflects with the psalmist for communal comfort & challenge this Labor Day weekend. [Psalm 139:1-6; 10-18] Reflection How does it feel to be fully seen by God and companioned by One who knows you so completely? […]
Facing Our Fears
How does relating with God impact your fear? Gena St. David explores how the focus of our fears often fail to materialize, and how we might navigate the challenges that do emerge. [Hebrews 13] Reflection How does your relationship with God impact your fear? How are you feeling afraid, and how can you empathize? What would you do differently if […]
Stand Up in Solidarity
On Austin Pride weekend, Christopher Mack looks through the Gospel of Luke’s portrayal of a woman bent down to ponder what it looks like to stand up in solidarity for the marginalized. [Luke 13:10-17] Reflection How might you allow your formation in the Divine Womb to shape your identity? Where might our habitual patterns and comfort zones be pressing down […]
Does Fear Keep Us From Heaven?
How might fear keep us from experiencing heaven here and now? David Wallace examines how our commonly held fears impact our spirituality. [Luke 12:32-40] Reflection Can you lovingly and uncritically look at a “fear” that has kept you from experiencing heaven here and now? Ask yourself, “Is it true? Is it really true?” What would your life look like if […]
What’s God Like?
God’s Love gets on eye level with us and God’s Liberation lifts up the marginalized. Christopher Mack shares how Hosea pictures God as a loving caregiver who we can mirror in our own life through steadfast solidarity and working for the common good. [Hosea 11:1-11] Reflection How might you reflect on who you are called to be in the world […]
Learning How to Ask￼
Praying can be an act of naming that invites us into creative responses of redistributive justice. Gina Bastone-Trevino wrestles with the Lord’s Prayer and a familiar parable in ways that stretch us during times of crisis. [Luke 11:1-10] Reflection What surprising strangeness can you find in re-reading the Lord’s prayer? What desire do you need to name to God, and […]