United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Kenneth L. Samuel

Kenneth Samuel

The need to belong is one of the deepest needs of the human heart.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Given the bitter wrangling of this past election cycle, love for one another is still our most pressing need.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Our vaunted patriarchies are often disturbed by the Bible. 


Kenneth Samuel

God often elevates us to low places


Kenneth L. Samuel

When the foundations are being destroyed, God offers us a refuge, not a retreat.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Often, it is not denial that chastens us, but permission.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Is there a worse feeling than coming to despise that which was brought about by your own making?


Kenneth L. Samuel

Unrealized potential is the ongoing lament of life. 


Kenneth L. Samuel

Sometimes, in our 'come as you are,' laissez-faire attitudes, we lose sight of the importance of precision.  We even blur the distinctions between mediocrity and excellence. 


Kenneth L. Samuel

It's now time that we face forthrightly the climate that produced the hate crime at the night club in Orlando.