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Holy God, drain us of derision and contempt. Render us stock-still before the glory of each other’s soaring flight.
In the midst of psalms of comfort and praise is the call to care for the poor, feed the hungry, uphold the vulnerable, and advocate for justice. It’s in the DNA of our faith.
My alt-Jesus is a mirror image of myself. You might have an alt-Jesus as well, one who affirms your likes and rains holy judgment upon your dislikes.
Can you imagine leading the kind of life where you have to get good at charmingly disarming bigots in order to try to save your daughter’s life?
Here’s a news flash: you’re not Jesus. You run out of wine at a wedding? What would Jesus do? He’d turn water into wine. Go ahead.
Lamenting to God over the state of the world is a part of faith. These are hard days we are living in. You don’t need to put on a brave face. Not with God, anyway.
God, let me be uncertain about my own righteousness, and certain of your unconditional love for both me and my enemies.
We know that sin is not determined by age. I’ve found that sin is the immaturity of being closed to any value that does not serve self-aggrandizement.