Weylin Lee reflects on what we are putting on ourselves that centers us around and embodies the love of God through the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina [Colossians 3:12-17]. Reflection How might you clothe yourself with more compassion and kindness in this coming year? What would it look like for you to practice more gratitude in the coming year? Resources […]
Christopher Mack reflects on what it means to no longer see ourselves and others as monsters and enemies and find ourselves on the border of more fully entering into and being transformed by God’s love [Ruth 1 & Mark 12]. Reflection What haunted ways are you tempted to view yourself or a challenging situation in your life? How does being […]
Gena St David reflects on where we might find comfort in the Christ story when we suffer rejection for living what God invites us into [Mark 8:31-37]. Reflection Which relationships help us endure rejection? Where might the Spirit be inviting us to risk rejection and wage “good conflict”? How might the Christ story comfort us when we suffer rejection? Practice […]
Simone Talma Flowers reflects on Jesus’ invitation to examine our hearts and to experience healing through God’s love [Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23]. Reflection Are there areas of my heart that are hardened and shut off? How do I invite God in my life and heal my heart? How can God’s love be central in my heart?
Jeff Chu reflects on where the Good News is as we continue to navigate difficult and disruptive transitions in our lives and those around us [Mark 6:14-29]. Reflection What are the things that, like Herod’s worldly allegiances, keep you from the allure of holy mystery? What might help you remember the heart of why Jesus’s name became known—the good news […]
Gina Bastone reflects on how we might need to reconsider what it means to invite God to bear witness and consider the evidence of love around us [1 John 5:9-13]. Reflection Where have you seen the evidence of love recently, especially in our community? Where in your life (past wounds or experiences, current anxieties or fears) do you need God […]
Weylin Lee reflects on our practice of love in light of what is happening around us and how we’re invited to reflect the love Christ modeled for us [John 15:9-17]. Reflection How do you imagine God’s loving gaze toward you? What would it look like to lay down your ego and practice non-transactional love? How are we creating a more […]