WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? CHAOS OR COMMUNITY? Click here and scroll down for: A message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
With the announcement by President Donald Trump of his decision to withdraw the commitment made by the United States to the Paris Climate Accord, I am reminded of the words of the old spiritual which speaks of God and God’s creation in these words, “He’s got the whole world in his hands.” The whole world belongs to God, as Psalm 24 teaches us. God’s eye is ever on even the tiny sparrow, as Jesus taught and the song says (Luke 12:6). And we human beings have been charged with being trustees, caretakers, stewards of God’s creation (Genesis 1:26-31). [Read more…]
In last Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus admonished the disciples to “pray always and not lose heart” and ended with a question — “And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Today’s Gospel story is, in a way, his answer to that question and he does it with a parable. READ MORE: god-have-mercy-bishop-alan-shin
In today’s reading from Jeremiah, the prophet speaks of a time when God will “write my law upon your hearts”. I love this image. A writer writes his words carefully, knowing that once they have left his pen, they are forever outside of him. God promises to write his word on our hearts. What was once only his, is now ours as well. The word of God is written on our hearts. Of all places, our hearts. More