Jesus

No Ordinary Time

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty, Jesus revealed in flesh and blood the power of your self-giving love. Your Spirit makes us alive to that love in Jesus. Immerse us in your self-giving love so that our lives may be a means whereby all people may learn of and live Continue reading

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Drunk Again?

Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, it seems appropriate to ask, “How long will cities burn?” We can hear your response to Isaiah, “Until your cities lie waste.” Some cannot breathe, others cannot run, and still others cannot feel safe inside their own homes. If we refuse to comprehend, to understand, Continue reading

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Mud, Spit and Another Way of Seeing

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, our current situation amplifies our need to blame, require airtight explanations, and develop rules to protect our understanding of how life works. Remind us today that these habits in no way make life better. They often plunge us into a too familiar blinding darkness. Give Continue reading

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Looking to Reach the High Bar

Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, daily we face being shamed, canceled and judged for not meeting expectations. Some of us even battle self-condemnation for failing to live up to our own goals. The ensuing loneliness leaves us weary when told our righteousness must exceed the religious elite. Thank you for Continue reading

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A Faith for the Morons (Foolish)

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty, the world is full of morons, and we may be counted among them. Remind us today that it is foolish to think that anyone but you cares enough about us to take up with us. Call us to trust in the One whose faithfulness Continue reading

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