A beautiful, artistic response to the Magnificat in the Gospel of Luke. Created by Julie Adams. I threw in Marty Haugen’s Annunciation & Magnificat just for good measure. So beautiful! So moving! So challenging!
The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, “Look, here it is!” or “There it is!” For in fact, the kingdom of God is among you. ~Luke 17:20b-21
On this Easter day, I am reminded of the vast array of music that will now be resurrected to celebrate this birth of Christianity. Specifically, the one that is in the forefront is “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.” This is the truth of the resurrection for Christians. And I would say that this is the universal lesson for humanity that Christianity has to offer.
If light is good, is dark bad? I don’t think so! What do we need to enter the darkness? And headlines from the daily crucifixion.
What do we do when we are confronted with the unforgivable? A grammarian’s guide to forgiveness.
Lenten Reflection: Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. -From Luke 1:26-38 Response Back in the day when I first started the ordination process, we looked at stories of call and response in the Bible. Where…
It is quite ironic that this is the reflection for today. The day we “spring forward” and literally must awaken early. Except me. I did not waken early. I was too tired and welcomed the darkness because it was sustaining and healing my body. Sometimes when our spiritual abbas and ammas, such as Paul, try to make a point, they are a little short sighted.
Luke’s agenda is to make Jesus the healer of those who are downtrodden, but jeepers! Did he have to pit Jesus against the people that love him? Do I really think Jesus would use these words, “there were many widows in Israel…?”
My biggest thoughts are about water. Floods, drought, sick water, dead water, lakes, streams, rivers, oceans. Our bodies. Water is pervasive. And yet we have corrupted it. We throw trash into everything. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes by accident.
What are we to do if someone rising from the dead is not convincing? Explore Luke 16:19-31.