Sometimes when it is time to pray around our dinner table, we take turns “blessing” the people who were involved in the meal we’re eating. In some instances, “God bless” may be cliché, but it doesn’t have to be. For me and my co-travelers at the mealtime table, “God bless” is a dual way of saying … [Read More...]
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One way I've been thinking about injustice lately is through the lens of power. Injustice is many things, and just one way small way to think about it as the inequality of power. In a perfectly Just and Good society, power would be shared and borrowed and given. It might not be exactly equal, … [Read More...]
I'm reading Eugene Peterson's Earth & Altar (1985). Just passing along an excerpt from it -- words that have kept me thinking and praying in the midst of the violence I see and feel in our world and within me. Thinking and praying when I don't know what else on earth I can do... In case the … [Read More...]
The moon's face says it all:"Oh gosh,"as it looks down on us.It tries to look away but can't."Everything's fine," counters Sun."In fact, everything is grand.And whatever isn't will beon another turning.Just look at it - all glorying around!"I stare into Sun with closed lids.To my mind rush all of … [Read More...]
Life sure is full of the daily, isn't it? It must have always been this way, but somehow a global quarantine has a way of drawing extra attention to it. My days feel different from what they were. But at the same time they feel more similar to one another than they have, perhaps ever. One of my … [Read More...]
It's Psalm 23:6 in the Jewish prayer book, in Eugene Peterson's Message version. Your beauty and love chase after meevery day of my life. I seem to be far more naturally aware of other things chasing me. Aren't we all? Work deadlines, home responsibilities, or things I ought-to be doing. … [Read More...]