United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Mary Luti

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.


When Christ says, "I'll come in and eat with you," it sounds like a tender pledge. But it's more like a threat: a threat of barrier-breaking intimacy, a threat to disrupt every caste.


Let us pray for those who have no one to pray for them. For some people, the Spirit's intercession is not Plan B. Her sighs are the only plan to lift their loneliness to God.


Mary Luti

We hold our breath and wait: "For the world now groaning, is there life? Is there life for you, Holy One?"


Mary Luti

How long, O Lord? We need the world you promise. We need you to vindicate our sticking with you all this time, to redeem our suffering and crown our deaths with life.