Saturday, July 31
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Tag: Religion

Eli Eli lama sabachthani?

Lament, Lenten Journey Participants, Love, Psalm, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Eli Eli lama sabachthani? where were you when the embryo hatched and was formed by blood-spattered hyenas tearing hope from limb to limb and laughing gleefully at the mockery where were you when the embryo fell and love offered a hit of a crack pipe covered in symbols flashing through the ghetto offering escape from the desolate heat the hands that should be reaching out are cut off at the wrists bleeding sanctimonious tripe in defiance of the call to love the least , lost, and lonely while sentencing each embryo to death guilty rings through the room as we continue to bleed the embryo out with ignorance born of fear and shame and the lie of the only way being my way standing on the corner shouting belligerently to repent or die revelation rings through the cosmos as the embryo marche...

What are the fruits?

Christian Church, Christianity, Disciples of Christ, Ecumenism, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
calmness of being daffodils grow strong birds chatter of sun and seed trees bow and receive Lenten Reflection Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the Scriptures: "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes"? Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit." When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them. And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet. -Matthew 21:42-46 Thoughts I am so very tired today.  Even my knees are tired.  So, what are the fruits of my lectio and contemplatio?  I have no clue.  I’m ...

Hakuna Matata

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Lenten Reflection You will free me from the snare they set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commend my spirit; you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God. I hear the whispers of the crowd, that frighten me from every side, as they consult together against me, plotting to take my life. But my trust is in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." In your hands is my destiny; rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors. -Psalm 31: 5-6, 14-16 Thoughts What is a refuge?  A place of safety.  A place of beauty.  A place where the natural world can simply be.  No worries.  My favorite coffee cup says “Hakuna Matata” – no worries.  I went through a very stressful time in my life where I reported a friend to DSHS for neglecting her children.  It was the hardest thin...