United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Mary Luti

Mary Luti

Some people claim to know. They've seen soft lights, green meadows, felt God's embrace. If you find that comforting, I'm glad. But none of it is certain.


Mary Luti

And Peter—possibly the two most poignant words in scripture


Mary Luti

Some people find confession depressing. They want to hear that they're good, and getting better all the time. They want church to further their self-improvement projects. I'm not so keen on that.


Mary Luti

When I was young, I knew a family that was fanatically protective of their  living room. The armchairs and sofa had plastic covers. The carpet was unblemished. The end tables were Pledged to an impossible sheen.


Mary Luti

Nothing thrown back to wound or destroy—this is the gospel whose ministers we are. Offer it to someone today.