Emmaus

They walked the dusty road with him not knowing who he was with every word he spoke, a fire burned within yet they didn’t recognize him Are we not like Cleopas and his companion when with us in the dark he walks closed are the eyes of our hearts   we cannot see the one … Continue reading Emmaus

2017, A NEW YEAR?

  A new year has begun and I am not sure what it will bring. Usually I have a sense of new beginnings, or I have excited expectations and hope as I pick up from where I left off and start over again. Not this year though. There has been too much acrimony, too much … Continue reading 2017, A NEW YEAR?

Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

“for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. – Matthew 25:35 I apologize for being late today, but, just returned from the Westar Institute Spring Meeting held in Santa Rosa CA.  I returned a day late … Continue reading Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

I was blind but now I see – Prayerful Tuesday

23He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” 24And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25Then Jesus laid … Continue reading I was blind but now I see – Prayerful Tuesday

Blessed are those – Prayerful Tuesday

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 What does it mean to “hunger and thirst” for righteousness? What Jesus was saying is better understood if we understand how the 1st century audience understood righteousness.  A person listening to this scripture in the 1st century would have … Continue reading Blessed are those – Prayerful Tuesday

Imagination and Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

  Many of us live in nice safe neighborhoods with few opportunities to interact with those who are disadvantaged except maybe on the street when we are approached by a homeless person.  And while disasters are all too common today I would guess that most of us are relatively unaffected by such actions as shooting … Continue reading Imagination and Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

The Work of Christmas Begins

A Poem by Howard Thurman When the star in the sky is gone, When the Kings and Princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins. To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry To release the prisoner, To teach the nations, To bring … Continue reading The Work of Christmas Begins