Monthly Archives: October 2016

Prayer for a young woman who will leave our church to begin her military service

(A friend asked me to write this prayer for a young woman in her church. I do not know her name, but as you read it please pray for her as well as for young people of every country offering … Continue reading

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For Standing Rock – A Commission

Go, therefore, among the many nations whom I love, and standing on their own ground not on yours, remember that to baptize is to recognize the holiness of water. And teach yourselves so that you can learn with others how … Continue reading

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Prophets — Todd Jenkins

As those of us in the United States approach the national elections, we dust off and examine our call to be prophets … of course, it is a call for all of us, all of the time. Sometimes the hot … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Sycamore Tree

Zacchaeus was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because Jesus was going to … Continue reading

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¿Encontrará todavía fe en la tierra? (Lucas 18:8b)

The words are Gerado Oberman’s; the translation is Katie Fiegenbaum’s; the challenge belongs to us all! Una fe capaz de resistir lo injusto, una fe que sepa insistir, a tiempo y a destiempo, una fe que no se resigne, una … Continue reading

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After Robert Frost – Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, that sends children across, risking desert thirst to dream another life. The work of coyotes is another thing: there is self-interest there. They leave not one kindness on another, but are all … Continue reading

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Blessing for a Child born in Autumn

Born into the color of chrysanthemums – umber and amber, purple and gold and bronze, may you have color in life. Born into the leaf-falling and the life-clarifying time, of the scarlet-chasing of maples, and the dark true silhouettes of … Continue reading

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