Tag: God

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

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...