A prayer for today captured me in light of the horrifying news the past few days of how we are treating children in this political war over immigration. Here is part of that prayer:
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
A bold message from MLK50 that calls us to recognize our problems and for THE CHURCH to rise up and be the solution again. Please hear this call from Pastor Charlie Dates.
Reading for the Day:
Psalm 55, 138, 139
1 Cor. 4:1-7
I have lived too much of my life outwardly in recent years. The inward prayer life needs attention. Continue reading “The needed private life of prayer”
A couple of weeks ago the president raised the issue of immigration and where immigrants should come from in a meeting with Congressional leaders. What was just plain silly was the talk about his use of a particular word. It missed an entire conversation that needed to happen… but what am I thinking? We’re Americans! We’re good at avoiding tough conversations. Continue reading “Dealing with issues of poverty and broken systems”
We remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on this day. This April will be the 50th anniversary of his death. He wasn’t yet 40 when he was struck down. Continue reading “The silencing of a prophet”
Advent is a reminder of allegiance. Only one kingdom matters. Other kingdoms, even the kingdom we like and think is pretty darn great, will fall. Continue reading “Advent Reading — Only one kingdom matters”
When there is evil in the world, there is a tendency as 21st Century Americans that it is somehow our duty to get rid of it. All of it. Right now. Continue reading “Advent Reading: The place of trust”