Today we celebrate St. Luke's Day together/alone, by calling to mind people who heal and people who need healing, and by inviting greater healing into our own lives.
Violence is in the Bible and right here in Durham. How can we call the breath of life into the dry bones of death?
Forgiveness is hard. God will help.
We are waking to many societal inequities. We can heal ourselves and our community by investing in prayer, study and action.
Love will get us past the pandemic.
Today’s Gospel models the value of investing in close, healthy relationships.
Our words matter! We hear this in today’s reading from Matthew. Here we find Jesus teaching that words can defile the body. He tells us that it is not what goes into the mouth that matters, but instead what comes out. Our Christian journey calls for us to break free of the stories we have been told about our place, our power, and our privilege.
Remember the mustard seed from last week, or better yet, the yeast that leavens bread. Unseeably small granules that as a collective breathe out and inflate loaves of bread. This is literal inspiration, the blowing-in of life from the tiniest corners of the creation. Jesus, one person amidst the crowds, is building the kingdom of God one person at a time.
By the Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber May only God's Word be spoken, and only God's Word be heard. Jesus is a funny guy. Do you ever think so? Like in today’s Gospel reading, he is throwing parables fast and furious at the crowd: “Hey Y’all, get this! The Kingdom of God is like a mustard … Continue reading Being the Field | July 26, 2020
Rev. Kate Spelman is the Aging With Pride Program Specialist at AgeOptions in Oak Park, IL.