Saturday, August 8
Shadow

Theology

Pharisees v. Jesus

Christianity, Healthcare, Lenten Journey Participants, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
pharisee while the pharisees smoke cigars and drink appletinis in the oval office amma is saying goodbye to her children please don't be bitter that i have gone. it's not the doctor's fault. take care of each other. you are all you have. know that i love you. I will always be with you. be good citizens. i will see you again. above all, love each other. the pharisees laugh at the joke. Lenten Reflection Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people's shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move t...

Theology of Abundance and Enough

Christianity, Discernment, Lenten Journey Participants, Luke, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
There was this fancy pants waiter who would pour water by holding and moving the pitcher up and down in a fascinating and enchanting process. She had mad skills. Nobody ever got drenched with the living water unless they did something stupid. Lenten Reflection Jesus said to his disciples: "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." -Luke 6:36-38 Thoughts It is wonderful to think of the idea of grace overflowing.  Drenching us with her love.  It is like t...
windows

windows

Christianity, Poetry, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
as i look behind i see a path of aged stone worn away at the edges cementing to its neighbor existing since the apple flew from the tree as i look ahead i see tangles and brambles and flowers and warmth and my foot reaches out as the stone peeks through the grasses for a moment while i hesitantly test the ground of all being as i place my foot down on the rock the path is solid and the tangles and brambles dissolve into nothing as the daisies lean towards the sun gesturing for me to proceed as i look up i see a mansion welcoming me with the scent of lavender and love calling out like mama greeting me after a long summer away at camp as i reach the door i turn the handle shaking and trembling with fear and awe standing at the portal that leads to a new place of belonging as i step fo...