A student of mine went to Tijuana to help. She found she could help the most simply by paying attention.
It's Lent, and we all know what that means: time for limericks.
When we give something up, we realize that its goodness doesn't depend on our ownership of it.
Sin distorts the reciprocity for which God made us.
Isaiah 50:4-9a (Psalm 31:9-16); Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49
Isaiah 50:4-9a (Psalm 31:9-16); Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “wilderness.”
Pontius Pilate shows us what happens when the historical and the eternal intersect.
Isaiah 50:4-9a (Psalm 31:9-16); Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66
Faced with someone trying to deny me shelter from the rain, I thought, are you kidding?
Our lives are overstuffed, and we desperately need to fast.
Lent is early this year, so it coincides with Black History Month for a full 18 days. This overlap of sacred and secular calendars proves doubly sacred for Christians in the U.S. The sacred journey of Lent leads us to the cross—at the end of Jesus’ life of healing ministry and preaching good news to the poor. The sacred journey of Black History Month leads us to the lynching tree—as well as to African American innovators such as the man who developed modern blood storage and transfusion.
On Ash Wednesday, as we remember our sins and ask to be forgiven, let's also remember what we love and ask to love it more.
Here in Minnesota, Lent is an almost unbearably slow wait.