Wait for Each Other
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500

At the world’s table, the wealthy, the privileged, and the strong devour everyone’s share of life. At the Lord’s table, mutual deference is the sacrament’s outward sign.

Author: Mary Luti
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Trying to Get There
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:01 -0500

O God, get us to the heavenly feast. And when we arrive, may we meet one stranger after another who welcomes us, as though we truly belonged.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Keeping up with the Phoneses
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Cultural messages that I thought were harmless growing up, I now realize were problematic all along. Blessed are those who manage to get it all right! I am working to do better.

Author: John Edgerton
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Dear John
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500

I love you. There. I said it first. I hope—though the world keeps breaking your heart—that you take it as a sign your heart is actually working as it was intended.

Author: Molly Baskette
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Resistance Training
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Everywhere we turn, we are offered opportunities for resistance training. The path of least resistance is also the path of least growth.

Author: Vince Amlin
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Get Angry
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Don’t feel like you have to be nice all the time. Don’t feel like you always have to accommodate and compromise and stir in honey. Go ahead, release your inner table-over-turner.

Author: Anne Hoffmann
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Gobsmacked and Gorgeous
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:01 -0500

Just when I am tempted to give up on the entire human enterprise, I am gobsmacked all over again by the utterly spectacular resilience of the human-divine spirit.

Author: Vicki Kemper
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God Is Not Worried
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:02 -0500

We tend to project our anxiety onto the Creator. We imagine God’s hands wringing with concern, pondering the next move. Nope. God’s at peace. And God wants the same for us.

Author: Bob Thompson
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Chiasmus
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 00:00:03 -0500

How wondrous to rediscover the language and literary style of Jesus, whose words are forever unveiling themselves in new and ancient forms.

Author: Lillian Daniel
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Bent, Not Broken
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 00:00:01 -0500

We’re quick to declare things as broken and ready to discard. The intensity of life’s stressors can diminish our capacity to see God’s unfolding grace within us and around us.

Author: Phiwa Langeni
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Rising in the Darkness
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:00:04 -0500

You don’t have to be a literal morning person to rise in the darkness and cast some light of faith and warmth for the rest of us.

Author: Tony Robinson
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Trial and Error
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 00:00:01 -0500

What has God’s faithfulness done to us, that we reject humility? How has God’s love wearied us, that we neglect mercy? How do we answer for our persistent injustice?

Author: Rachel Hackenberg
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Inoculate Me
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Parents sometimes sacrifice children on the altars of our careers. Government sacrifices children on the altar of defense spending. God rejects child sacrifice—Abraham’s and ours.

Author: Matthew Laney
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Needy Jesus
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:00:02 -0500

Nobody preaches about Jesus belching. Which is a shame, and maybe a heresy in this world where getting your bodily needs fully met is a privilege reserved for the few.

Author: Mary Luti
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Love’s Emancipation
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 00:00:05 -0500

Change that is deep and abiding requires a change of heart, and a change of heart is precisely what the love of God is all about.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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