July 28, 2019

Reading Luke 11: 1-13 (NRSV) The disciples ask Jesus, "Teach us to pray." Jesus says to address God as children talk to a beloved parent. Even when speaking intimately, we should acknowledge God's holiness and power to bring heaven to earth. We should ask for what we need every day, especially forgiveness. And we should … Continue reading July 28, 2019

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July 21, 2019

Reading Luke 10:38-42 (NRSV) In today's familiar Mary-Martha story, I usually identify with Martha. Like Martha, I have responsibilities. I have chosen most of them: hosting a family birthday party, planning classes for next semester, or discarding decades-old files. Even with chosen tasks and plenty of help, I can get overwhelmed. I catch myself grumbling: … Continue reading July 21, 2019