Faith tends to do one of two things. It can close us down or open us up. When you read a Gospel like story of the Samaritan Woman, you have to wonder why we think it’s our job, as Christians, to shut people down. Ours is a faith with the capacity to bring light, and curiosity, and hope. Ours is a faith which can help us to laugh and to listen.
Category Archives: Lent
Ash Wednesday: Dying that We Might Come Alive
Ireneaus of Lyon, in the second century, said that “the glory of God is the person fully alive.” How can we be more fully alive? More deeply alive? More awake, more engaged, more present?
What is your Lenten Discipline?
Lenten discipline aren’t meant to be self-improvement projects, that’s thinking too small. God invites us to grow for the sake of others. God invites us to be more whole, that we might become repairers of the breach, menders of broken walls, restorers of livable streets.
The sign of the cross
The cross is a defiant symbol, the cross looks at the year’s-long Lenten misery of our world and says Hallelujah anyhow, because God stands with those who are suffering.