Palm Sunday Confession

We have shown ourselves to be fools, O Teacher. Celebrating the Robin Hood come to challenge the prince, we failed to recognize the outcast Sovereign before us. Cheering the jester’s parade in all its mockery of power, we ignored its earnest portrayal of the...

Dreaming

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. – Psalm 126:1 (NRSV)  Am I the only person who reads Scripture and begins to hum a Broadway tune? “We were like those who dream,” pens the psalmist, and I start singing: “I dreamed a...

The Eve before the New

Do not ask us to turn back, O Mother,or to return to what has been;although there is beauty in the past,we cannot remain therenor do we wish to relivethe milestones of pain and grief thatbrought us from the past to this day. Do not ask us to go back, O Mother,where...

Psalm 130

To you, O God, we hold out our hearts. Deal gently with them, we pray. Increase their love with your forgiveness; soften their bitterness with your peace. Until peace comes, we will wait and watch. To you, O God, we hold out our hungers. Have mercy on them, we pray....

O People, Hope!

O people, hope in the Holy One in whom there is steadfastness and with whom there is healing! Blessed be the One whose heart is attentive to pain with compassion and accountability. Blessed be the One from whom nothing is hidden, though we create our own shadows....

Where Are You?

Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; God does whatever God pleases. … The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth has been given to human beings. – Psalm 115:2-3 & 16 (NRSV) Parenting college students is an...

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