The Mountain Top Experience This weekend we recall the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain top. This is a truly awesome transforming moment for the disciples and close friends of Jesus. The mountain top experience gives a clear picture of the awesomeness of Jesus and His fulfillment of prophesy with Elijah and Moses standing with … Continue reading Listening from the Mountain Top.
I would like to invite us to come together and unite around being agents for healing and instruments of hope. As we enter this new Lent it has already started unlike any other Lenten Season. We administered and received ashes in a new way, venues were set up outdoors, large indoor gathering avoided. Plain and … Continue reading Whatever You’re Going through, Be encouraged Jesus has already done it!
Let Us Pray Gracious God, source of all goodness, source of love, we come to be accountable to you and our neighbor. We come to grow, to be better citizens of this world and the Kingdom. The way is not easy, God. The pains and burdens of life weigh on us. We struggle with brokenness … Continue reading Love, God’s will over your Life!
please do a re-read and ask. Where am I today?
Often we find ourselves wondering which way to turn. Life and all its challenges cause us to seek and to search for something. Something greater than us, something beyond our abilities is needed in the midst of wandering and wondering what to do next. When the Lord calls us and challenges us to accept things that are beyond our comprehension we are too often quick to walk away, to run away. If it’s not what I think, if it isn’t my way, if what Christ is calling me to accept goes against my understanding we are jolted and we bolt.
It isn’t always easy doing what the Spirit says do. I recall a great religious woman, Sr. Antonia Ebo, Sr. Antonia was a wise women and activist and marching and standing for civil rights. You would think this women who marched along Martin Luther King would always see…
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Today we celebrate a great and simple woman of Faith, Sr. Josephina Bekita. Josephine Margaret Bakhita, F.D.C.C., was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister active in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In her simplicity, poverty and suffering Josephina Bekita is a spiritual warrior of great strength. We find and see … Continue reading Gentle Charismatic Sister
We have spent much time isolated from one another. We've watched and struggled through sickness, financial challenges, division, racial unrest and death itself. It might even ask, will things ever get back to normal and can we do things as we used to? All that we've struggled through both through this pandemic and the struggles … Continue reading Stepping into Our Future, Working For Justice!
Promises are often hard to acknowledge because we often wonder will the promises made be kept or honored. We hear it said “I promise not to tell”, or “I promise I’ll be there.” “I promise I’ll follow up.”. You’ve heard it said: “ Promises made are promises broken.” I am always reminded of the words … Continue reading God’s Promise is Powerful. Claim Your Power, You are God’s Favored!
Often when when we see great tasks and difficulties ahead of us we are afraid that is just to great a task to face. The person called and appointed by God to the task must face it head on. There is a great deal of work that needs to been for the upbuilding of the … Continue reading We’ve been Called, We,ve Got work to Do!
As we listen to the scriptures this week we focus on our attention on first listening to the Lord. This listening with the ear of the heart is vital to our prophetic response to see where and how the Lord is calling us. In the midst of this we also remember this weekend the Rev. … Continue reading God is Calling You, Come and See!
Sunday Sermon for January 10, 2021, the Baptism of the Lord, Year B Readings: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mk 1:7-11 In the Gospel reading today, St. Mark tells us “Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized in the Jordan by John.” There is no commentary from the Evangelist, nothing is said about the conversation … Continue reading Baptized for God’s Glory, Empowered By the Spirit