United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Galatians

Sometimes we load too much onto our plates. We carry too many things at once. And then one of them drops. Or they all do. Or we drop ourselves, in exhaustion.


I am like my loaves of bread. The things I incorporate, the spiritual influences and personal contacts and media sources, have the power to leaven me, to transform me.


If you always insist on relieving others of the burden of you, how will they fulfill the law of Christ? If you never let anyone bear you, how will they bear witness to Love?


Francis of Assisi wasn’t all peace songs and birdbaths. He questioned Christians’ docility in the face of wrong and contested our easy sentimentality about God.


There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither enslaved nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. - Galatians 3:28 (NIV)


Molly Baskette

In Genesis chapter 1, God created humankind—companions for God, and for each other, "male and female God created them."

 


Vicki Kemper

Not to put too fine a point on it, but . . . hogwash. Hooey. Balderdash.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Every once in a while, some well-meaning person of goodwill will refer to my son's birth parents as his "real" parents.


Lillian Daniel

Be on the lookout for the next cat flailing in the air. And next time, try to help. 


Matt Fitzgerald

Each year our church hosts a luncheon for our elderly members. The servers are our fifth graders.