United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Luke

God, today a few thousand UCC leaders come down the mountain from General Synod 32. May the blessing they've received, renew us all.


Serving people who can't reciprocate your benevolence is a good thing. Learning not to feel slightly defrauded that they don't is better.


"Jesus, have mercy." I say it out loud and Depression turns his head, shushes me. "Jesus! Have mercy!" I say it louder this time to the Healer who is holding a hand out to me.


Jesus sent the seventy out two by two, not one by one. That makes friendship the greatest superpower in the universe.


If our churches aren't very inclusive, it might be because we have mistaken ourselves for the Giver of the Feast. We're not hosts extending invitations. We're guests among guests.