“ ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Who is an outcast?
“Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. What does it profit them if …
“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,” Galatians 5:22
This week, the Monday Minute is about the monthly donation to a spiritual organization working to bring everyone to the table. The other week, there was a vote at the United Methodist Church Conference (UMC), that chose to continue with excluding LGBTQ people from ordination and the prevention of same-sex marriages. It is no surprise, …
"Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions." ~St. Faustina Kowalska
“Mark 10:13-16 Jesus Blesses Little Children People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.”...
“When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’”
Wishing everyone a joyous Christmastide! An offering of reflection from Robert Louis Stevenson.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”.