Indescribable

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Luke, Scripture, Spirituality
Lenten Reflection Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Luke 9:28-31 Thoughts Indescribable.  How do we talk about the things that seem indescribable?  I have seen people transfigured.  Arriana and Meredith who glowed throughout their nearly impossible pregnancies.  John and Christine who are newly married and transformed with love for one another.  The women who leave Kairos Outside and are floating away rather than the heavily burdened steps they took when they arrived.  Indescribable.  I do not have words adequat

Tax Collectors and Star Stuff

Christianity, Discernment, Spirituality
Lenten Reflection: Jesus said to his disciples: "You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers and sisters only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." -Matthew 5:43-48 Thoughts: The phrase "Do not the tax collectors do the same?" caught my attention today. Well, truthfully, I'm tired and my brain was caught by sever...

Reconciliation

Christianity, Discernment, Spirituality
sister hatred glaring at ha-satan. a single assassin screaming: take the cotton out of your hearts. Lenten Reflection: If you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 Thoughts: These words from Jesus are frightening.  Reconcile before offering gifts to God.  I have so many things I want to give to God!  How can I possibly reconcile with the world first?  My brother is more than the physical person, Tim, on the east coast.  My brother is you, is Pat Robertson, is Jim Wallis, is children in Uganda, is the elderly man in Iran, is the mountains, the trees, the blades of grass.  Dear God, this job is too big.