Our creaturely, human peace – sitting in front of the fire with a cat purring in your lap, for example – does not “surpass all understanding.” On the contrary – it is utterly within the realm of understanding… and yet…
We peer into the future to try to find signs of hope. Hope for the good outcome. But there’s a catch…
Since God is beyond time, God is now and not yet. The Kingdom of God peeks out from within the fabric of the now.
UCJ ONA 25!
What if, instead of “God I” we think of “God We.”
I think that is what we are doing in church.
In at least one way, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector are quite similar.
They are both wrong.
They are both wrong about God.
The United Church of Jaffrey’s “prayer action” memorializing those who have died in mass shootings in 2019, is the focus of two episodes of the “What in God’s Name?” podcast. Click on the “Read More” button below to have a listen.
I think miracle stories, such as the feeding of the 5000, have value.
But I’m not holding my breath, waiting for a miracle to happen.
… language is effective because it is flawed.
Christianity that is lived in the community benefits more from glorious confusion, then from strict adherence to doctrine.