United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Mary Luti

Mary Luti

Remember in mercy, O God, all who perished on that day. And remember us who live and mourn, struggling to hear, struggling to believe, struggling to obey the awful law of love.


Mary Luti

I don't know any corrupt people who became paragons of virtue overnight.  I do know lots of compromised people leading ethically-ambiguous lives in an ethically-bewildering world, able to do good, but unable to be pure. 


Mary Luti

An outspoken friend of mine used to be a loud presence on social media.


Mary Luti

His seminary teachers thought John Vianney was too stupid to be a priest. But his pastor said he was pious, so the bishop ordained him.


Mary Luti

If early Christians in the East hadn't believed that scripture was about people just like them, they wouldn't have insisted that Jesus, who they knew had a mother, should also have a grandmother, and invented one for him, St. Anne