If we are going to choose sides then we are going to choose the side of love. We are going to choose the side that sits down together to listen and to be heard, to share a meal, even and especially if we are not the same.
We can take our lead from Michael and put up a fight against evil. All of us have some form of dragon that we are fighting.
We are a people of a story, yours, mine, ours and all those who have come before us.
Death is not the end when you don’t live in fear, but live out of and into love.
It’s complicated to try to stand together. It can be difficult to make space for even those with whom we disagree.
We see the cross through the lens of love, to help us see how senseless our thirst for violence is.
It’s like Jesus is offering us operating instructions for being his disciples.
If I don’t come to God aware that I need forgiveness…I probably won’t be changed by my prayers or make room for God’s kingdom to come here on earth.
Over and over again God has shown up in persistent and beautiful ways that I would never have chosen
A reflection on Luke 14.25-33 by the Rev. Marnie Peterson I can actually think of a long list of reasons why I would not want to follow Jesus, and today’s Gospel is at the top of that list. This Gospel sounds terrible to me. In fact I sent a text message to my esteemed colleague […]