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On the need to pray, and not to lose heart
I pray so as not to lose that heart of God that keeps insisting that justice is possible, that mercy is reasonable, that resurrection is coming. I pray, not so that I can change anyone else’s mind, let alone God’s, but so that God, by her insistence and irritating persistence can change my own heart and mind, bringing them more in alignment with the will and word of God. I pray so as not to lose heart, to hear over and over and over again that widow’s word that God’s justice is eternal, preexisting, loaded with mercy, and final. Continue reading
Posted in current events, lectionary reflection, prayer, sermon Tagged Black Lives Matter, Charles Fager, Jeremiah 31:30, John Fischer, judge, Luke 18:1-8, Matthew 7:1, prayer, salvation, widow Leave a comment
The next verse
“not to condemn;” the part we too often judge to be forgettable.
Posted in lectionary reflection, poetry Tagged Bible verse, condemn, haiku, John 3:16, John 3:17, judge, poetry, Trinity Sunday B Leave a comment
Palms and the Passion
The adjudicator comes in pomp; the judge in different circumstances. Sunday’s parodied parade is parlayed into Friday’s farce of a trial.
Posted in poetry Tagged Holy Week, judge, Palm Sunday, parade, Passion Sunday, trial Leave a comment