“We are grounded in love and gifted by God to be a people who promote and cultivate justice. “
“In what ways do we as a faith community simply “go through the motions” of talking about seeking justice and doing good? How do we as individuals “go through the motions” of coming here on Sunday to reaffirm our desire to be the people we want to be, and maybe even the people we believe God calls us to be, but then go right back to the same weekly ruts, the familiar routines of tending to our needs and our needs alone?”
“God just won’t give up on God’s people. God’s own heart recoils and responds with compassion and tenderness.”
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 28, 2019) Hosea 1:2-10 (Common English Bible) When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to him,“Go, marry a prostitute and have children of prostitution, for the people of the land commit great prostitution by deserting the Lord.” So Hosea went and took Gomer, Diblaim’s daughter, and she became pregnant and bore him a…
Colossians 15-20 is a resistance song. Images of the emperor were everywhere, yet the writer has the boldness to say that Christ “is the image of the invisible God.”
Amos 8:1-12, July 14, 2019
This is how God works. The is a resounding truth that echoes through the pages of the Bible: “God chooses to love–and not only love–but side with and move through the outcast, the downtrodden, the least, the seemingly power-less.”
What mantles of prophetic faith have we personally, or as a congregation, received? From whom have we received them?
God meets us in those places of retreat and despair.
If we imagine that truth is the enemy of mystery, it is only because we live in a world that insists on “knowing” in a way that is cataloguing and possessive, that insists that what is “true” is something inert, something that can be examined from all sides and seen to hold together, something that can be exhausted.