Rebuild: Structures from Sacrifice

I have to admit that for a long time, I had difficulty with the Gospel passage of Jesus overturning tables in the Temple.  I’m non-violent by nature, so I am always working to find a peaceable solution, a point of communication even at the most challenging moments where words defy us.  My father reminds me […]

Rebuild: Hope from Fear

Today’s reflection continues to rebuild hope from the state of fear and powerlessness that can sometimes seem insurmountable.  When I have held this idea of rebuilding hope from fear, it was the words of Maya Angelou that I could hear speaking to me.  Fortunately, I was able to find a video of her speaking the […]

Rebuild: Fear and Courage Join Hands

Shared from The Iona Community; A Prayer for Lent 3 We believe that God is present in the darkness before dawn; in the waiting and uncertainty where fear and courage join hands, conflict and caring link arms, and the sun rises over barbed wire. We believe in a with-us God who sits down in our […]

Rebuild: Justice from Inequity

This weekend, there has been rich news coverage (and an inspirational Presidential speech) honoring the 50th Anniversary of the historic civil rights march in Selma.  While we have come so far in so many ways, the legacy of slavery and segregation continue to remind us that inequity and inequality are a part of the historical […]

Third Sunday in Lent: Rebuild

John 2:13-22 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured […]