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Given the bitter wrangling of this past election cycle, love for one another is still our most pressing need. That love places our common concerns above all partisan rivalries.
God could have created us like little house cats. We wouldn’t ever get outside but we’d be brushed, babied, and loved. Instead, God put this little cat flap on the garden’s door.
We know Pharaoh’s playbook. And we must see our place in resisting it. It’s time to summon courage in ways we may never have imagined. We must fear God more than Pharaoh.
I know God’s ways are not my ways, but it still throws me for a loop that God is a storm as often as God is a silence. That God is an eruption as often as God is a stillness.
Humans are wired for connection and touch. So what is a human to do when drawing near is both what we most need and, in an age of pandemic, what might end us?
I believe Jesus would say cancel culture has not gone far enough. ‘If any want to become my followers, they must cancel themselves, take up their cross and follow.’
I hope our children remember the hymn’s line: Somos del buen Dios. ‘We belong to God’ or literally, ‘We are of a good God.’
Giving isn’t about who has the most money or who can give the biggest offering. We give so that people can feel a tangible impact of our love for God and for one another.
You have to wonder: is Paul truly okay with being emptied out for the Philippians, or does he just think it’s his job to say so? Does he have someone he can unburden himself to?
I took a closer look at the carved angels, with the the suggestion of toes peeking out underneath their robes. Like they could have just been walking by in the stream of neighbors.