Series

The Many Directions of Reconciliation  What it means to become God’s reconciliation in the world. 

Apr 11, 2021   ·  

So for reconciliation, there is a component of timing, being Thomas and Mary more than Jesus I can say that not much is instantaneous but a slow working of showing up and doing the day to day work of moving toward those I am out of reconciliation with.   The other component the other ‘ward’ the other movement towards reconciliation is the rooting out of bad information or a bad piece of the story we tell ourselves.   More

Of change and being changed

We all have the potential for that kind of transformation and we can ignore it or we can embrace it, and face the consequences of giving a new voice into the world. This kind of Change can bring us out of our selfish needs and for many of us it has been on a slow simmer for a long time.  We have watched the unfairness of the pandemic, in our country and in the world.  We have watched the unrest caused by white supremacy, we have seen the hatred and violence of warring politics.  We have watched politicians locked down in their own ways of always doing things and are frightened by the results.   More

Cold Fury at Not Seeing All of God’s People As Beloved

Jan 10, 2021   ·  

Cold Rage
So-called Christians 
Treatment of White Protestors vs. Black Protestors 
The thief of our BLM Banner
The continued threat against our city More

Don’t Let My Sorrow Make Evil of Me 

Jan 03, 2021   ·  

I have a friend, Bill and I do our best work teasing each other.  It is how we show love.  Years ago I was on the phone with him and I was complaining about something.   Bill said that I was too priestly to be this crabby.  I said, “buddy my 40 hours of nice is up.”  

So often he likes to remind me that things I say and do are not in line with my vocational calling.  So once again talking about something that was difficult, or crabby making involving the gun lobby, my friend Bill said that is not all that “Jesusy’.  I laugh so hard that he brings it up to me a lot. 

When I say I hate or I am not willing to sacrifice, that is not Jesusy.   More

Thou Shalt Love 

Oct 04, 2020   ·  

It is work for us and for Jesus to show up and speak our truth.  It is a lot of energy to turn your energy out, to put it all on the line, and to name your truth.  To believe that by doing it we can and should call a new world into being.  It is what we need to do, what we are called to be in the world.   We are in a place where for some of us we are in a pause, we are able to stay away from one another, we wear masks as an act of love.  We continue to support people by continuing to pay our dog walkers, our garden helpers, our lawnmowers, our hair stylists, and for some of us the folks who clean our houses.   I am not using those services right now but I continue to pay for them because I know those folks need support. More