Devotionals by Mary Luti

Devotionals by Mary Luti

Stepping Away

Mary Luti

It's an age-old question: "Why don't you come when I need you?"


Damned if He Does…

Mary Luti

We may not admit it, or even know it, but most of us harbor fixed notions about what a real Christian is like, or a perfect parent, or an ideal pastor, or a good citizen.


Knowing What You Know

Mary Luti

A blind seminary student announced in class that if Jesus offered her sight, she'd refuse.


Abide

Mary Luti

He doesn't know who he is. He doesn't know who anyone is. Where is he if he isn't here? Who is he if he isn't who he was? 


Take (My) Heart

Mary Luti

We may not always know that we're encouraging each other, but heaven knows. The hovering angels see.


Bearing False Witness

Mary Luti

I don't know what it will take to get us to stop bearing false witness against our neighbors. To stop writing Jews out of their own story. To finally wipe this ancient stain from the Christian heart.


Always Contrite

Mary Luti

The best heart to have would be an always contrite heart. A heart that knows failure is one of the best friends the soul could have. 


Passing Guests

Mary Luti

The psalmist knows he's here today, gone tomorrow, a passing guest of God. 


Ghastly Prayer

Mary Luti

What I pray for when I'm distraught, terrified, enraged, or overwhelmed is not what I pray for when I'm peaceful, content, hopeful, and safe.


Small

Mary Luti

Scripture says God favors weak things, using smallness to shame the great.