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I firmly believe that God’s working through others to do good is much larger than any one person, any one group, any one congregation, or any one religion (Numbers 11:24-29; Mark 9:38-41). Yet all religions, including Christianity must confront the violence and evil done in its name and many things have been done in Christ’s […]
Let us pray that the Spirit of God be alive with us and among all people: God, you grant us the power to do mighty works but not the right to deny that power to others. We come before you confidently for we have seen your likeness in Jesus […]
Desire and ambition are positive in the sense that they propel us to fulfill our potential, but we can become so consumed with desire and ambition that we destroy trust, community, and friendship to do better than others (James 3:13-4:8). We do this on personal and social levels, and it creates a vicious environment for […]
Let us pray to God our Father who welcomes us into his kingdom through Jesus Christ: God our Father, you tenderly stoop down to us, fallible and limited people, and your preference goes to children, to the weak, and to the humble. May we accept your Good News with the receptive attitude of […]
God speaks the law of the Lord and when we hear the law of the Lord we may hear “God laying down the law.” Perhaps a better way to understand “law” would be instruction in that God speaks words of instruction to us (Psalm 19). The Holy Wisdom of God comes to us in Jesus […]
Let us pray to God who created us in God’s image: God, in whom we behold not only the image of you but the likeness of ourselves. Help us to seek you and deliver us from flippancy of the tongue and fickleness of heart. May our worship prepare us for the task you have for […]