We find ourselves just one week away from our Annual Assembly as we will discern as a F.A.S.T justice ministry what will our focus be. Todays scriptures provide a concrete context from which we can be encouraged for justice ministry. To stand with those on the peripheries and be a voice for those … Continue reading Persistent Prayer / A Call For Justice
Be thankful, just as this foreigner was, God is indeed blessing The moment we open our eyes in the morning it is God blessing us. When we take a breath and stretch out our arms God is blessing us. As we rise from our bed we fail to recognize it’s a blessings. We start to think … Continue reading Don’t Forget to Thank God! Let’s meet people where they are! not where we Believe they ought to be.
More and more it seems that there are those who are seeking faith in one form or another. When tragedy and hardship hits them and nothing seems possible many will often turn to faith. Faith becomes the only place to turn to when life and its circumstances are completely out of our control and ability … Continue reading Take Your Faith and Treat it like a Seed. Sow into Your Future!
Remembering the Poor, Being An Apostles on the Peripheries Over the past year we have been journeying with the Evangelist Luke. Luke repeatedly reminds us that we must not forget the poor. Parable after parable the poor and those on the peripheries take center place in Jesus teaching. The reminder that we must live our … Continue reading “Don’t forget The Poor”. Be an Apostle on the Peripheries!
The more I reflect on God’s action in our lives the clearer that God calls our lives to live for others. To often people lives their lives to find ways to hustle, and get what they can to make a profit by any means. For many today the result of our actions on others … Continue reading Let’s Live For Others!
When we find ourselves looking for something that is lost and we wonder where it is, it’s … Continue reading Seek out the Lost! They are cause for rejoicing!
This weeks scriptures remind us that we live in a time where many find it difficult to make decisions. Often I hear "I'm not religious, I'm spiritual", or it's said " I look for spiritual connection in many different spiritual paths". I cannot tell you how often I hear this. This relative, uncommitted sense … Continue reading Make A Decision! Follow Jesus!
Often in life it seems that we seek to Go Higher, we look forward to a promotion. Whether it is position, power, influence there are those who try to position themselves for importance. Some derive their importance based upon who they know. This happens so much sometimes we don't know that we fall … Continue reading ‘My friend, move up to a higher!
As we continue our reflection on the “Pact of the Catacombs” we look at the signs of the times, today I believe it is when we seek to see life, injustice, day to day struggles through the eyes of those who suffer, it is then that we can not only confront the social evils of … Continue reading Church of the Poor, A Call to Identify and Seek Justice for the Poor
As I boarded my flight to Atlanta, I began to reflect how I could get rest, catch up on reading, and allow that reflection to better serve our ministry to the community here in South St Petersburg and the Diocese of St Petersburg. After having an inspiring weekend, it seemed the “Pact of The Catacombs” … Continue reading A Church for the Poor, A Call to Radical Love