A teacher of the law asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Rather than answer his question, Jesus countered and asked the teacher to define the law himself and the teacher replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all … Continue reading Love. Hard. Period.
I can see it in your eyes The fear which clouds every thought I can hear it in your words The anxiety laced in everything you say Fear of life itself And all of those who walk about it Anxious over the notion that someone somewhere just might Take you out. It's scary, I know. … Continue reading Tired: The Cries of a Weary People
The candle that I hold in my hand is small and seemingly insignificant. In a room full of other light, it goes mostly unnoticed. But in times of darkness, such as a power outage, I search for its light to illuminate the room so that I can see. In many ways, I feel like this … Continue reading With This Little Light
Racism is alive and well in the United States. Those who were in denial about it before for one reason or another, must come to grips with this sobering reality post 2016 election. We have not progressed our way out of it as many have eagerly but ignorantly imagined. Nor have we come remotely close … Continue reading Balancing Act: Facing Reality about Racism and Still Maintaining Hope
Today, I sit before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, so that you may live, you and your descendants. - Deuteronomy 30.14 The task that is laid before the people of every generation is whether or not they will follow after God. Will they build upon the good works and … Continue reading Choosing Life, One Generation at a Time
The human condition is predicated on the premise that we belong and are needed by others. In order to survive and live life well, we are dependent on the presence and generosity of those who surround us - not only for provision but for meaning, relationship, and warmth as well. Just think about it: in … Continue reading Belonging and Survival
As we finish off leftovers from Thanksgiving, we usher in another season of advent. And if you are like me, you too have also been wondering what this season means in light of the current political moment. Getting wrapped up in the typical holiday festivities and cheer is tempting - I want my children to … Continue reading This Advent: Christ Is Here – May He Be Found In Us