Sometimes we need to break the roof open in order to let the light in. Sometimes we benefit from being “let down” at Jesus’ feet.
The Reverend Dr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was both a pastor and a United States Representative. In a memorable sermon he asked, “What is in Your Hands?”
The following lines from the poem, The Hill We Climb, “a nation that isn’t broken/but simply unfinished,” remind us that including the contributions of African Americans brings us closer to telling the whole story of American history.
A year for moving mountains.
Paul’s instructions to the followers of Jesus in Rome to “place themselves under the authority of government” does not mean there is never a time when Christ followers must resist the dictates of their rulers. Love and justice are always our highest call.
Passion can provoke us to good works It helps if our passion is tempered by caring community, honest humility and a “Spirit-sprinkled” heart.
The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering is one way to “live for the love of what we may never see.”
There is more, much more, to “sacred texts” than their original meaning.
The burning bush was a siren in Moses’ life, a sign that help was needed, a signal that help was on the way.
Hope is not the same as optimism. Hope involves facing difficulties very honestly. It is often the work of fathers to help their children understand the difficulties they face.