Stories tagged:
sacrifice

What Does it Mean to Be Holy?

As we continue in the season of Advent, Gena St. David reflects on how experiencing embodied peace more often may lead us to sacrifice fewer things that are alive both inside and outside ourselves [Hebrews 10:5-10]. Reflection What forms of sacrifice still tempt you today? Where are you learning to distinguish between the artificial and the real? How are you […]

The Bread Come Down from Heaven

James Alison reflects on what Jesus is inviting us to when he asks us to eat the bread and drink of the life that he offers us [John 6:51-69]. Reflection What is the difference between the Manna in the desert, and what Jesus offers in the Eucharist? Do Jesus’ words scandalize you? How do you understand “coming to be persuaded” […]

Poison and Its Remedy

James Alison reflects on how Jesus’ death undoes the world of sacrifice from within [John 3:14-21]. Reflection Is Jesus’ death really a sacrifice? How did Jesus’ death undo our whole world of judgment and condemnation built on sacrifice? The little word “so” in the most famous verse in the Bible has two possible meanings. “For God loved the world so […]

Lent: Repentance

The heart of repentance is change. The promise of resurrection is a new way of being and living.  Over the 40 days of Lent, the church historically set aside these days to remember the death and resurrection of Christ which ushers in this new reality. During these next few weeks, join us for conversation, meditation and reflection on Christ, his sacrifice, […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.12.10

Liturgy Loving God, we open ourselves to you, trusting that this is how you made us: you created us for joy-filled hearts and lives. Show us the creative power of hope. Teach us the peace that comes from justice. Fill us with a joy that can not be contained, but must be shared. Prepare our hearts to be transformed by […]

Lent: Sacrifice

Sacrifice. We live in a culture that prefers convenience over sacrifice. What does it mean to sacrifice? What does it look like to give up something because you love someone? What did it feel like for God to sacrifice His son in order to redeem the world? How can we sacrifice our lives to our city and world as Christ […]