Let’s Make a Deal on stage i appear in my clown costume or suit having been chosen by ”Here I am Lord” the host. now i must choose. door one, two, or three. Please. I just don’t want the goat. ... Jesus said to his disciples: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asked for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asked for a fish? Matthew 7:7-10 All the wonderful songs keep echoing in my head when prompted by some of these readings. Today… “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and God’s righteousness. And all these things shall be given unto you…Alleluia.
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
One of the classes I took last quarter is the History of Christian Spirituality. We started out by reading some source documents written about two early martyrs of the church, Felicity and Perpetua. These two women were from Northern Africa and gave their lives rather than renounce Christianity. Perpetua kept a diary while she was in prison that tracked her thoughts. This is especially significant because it speaks to a woman with an advanced education. Her family was Roman citizens and she was a mother of a two-year-old. When asked if she would renounce being Christian, she said: “Father, do you see this vase here?” “Yes, I do.” “Could it be called by any other name?” “No.” “Well, so too I cannot be called by anything other than what I am, a Christian.”1 The absolu