Holy Week teaches us, for Christians, there is no escaping pain and loss. The only way out is through, and the only way through is together.
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Transform Shame into Laughter
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.
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?
The Wideness of God’s Mercy
The story of the Prodigal son is a story about how God treats all of us, about how God receives and accepts us all. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, as the old hymn says. God does not behave as we would expect God to behave. God does not allow some idea of justice to get in the way of mercy. God does not allow so-called righteousness to get in the way of love. God asks you to be an ambassador for Love.