Who is an outcast?
“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,” Galatians 5:22
This week in the northern hemisphere, we officially step into spring. This means more than everything outdoors being tinted yellow by pollen, it brings longer days as a reminder of the return of light. Even if we might struggle with the winter season, spring offers us a reminder of hope. Often as an outcast we …
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, …
“But whenever you pray, go onto your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)
“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.’”
“9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”
Just breathe.... breathing in and breathing out
“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.”.
“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors...”