MONDAY MEDITATION: From Stranger to Guest to Host (April 11)

While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey. They were prevented from recognizing him. – Luke 24:15 The story of the encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road describes clearly the excitement that lies at the heart of discipleship. We start by welcoming the stranger. Two grieving disciples encounter …

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selective focus photography of group of monarch butterflies perching on purple lavender flower

MONDAY MEDITATION: Life Starts in the Grave (November 8)

So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 During a worship team meeting, we were brainstorming about a theme for Easter. Someone suggested butterflies. My inner arrogance kicked in, and I thought to myself, “Great. So …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Loving Reality (August 19, 2019)

John 20:1-18 Jean Vanier (pictured above) encountered the neglect and suffering of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. He decided to do something about it and established a global movement (“L’Arche”) that provides authentic care and community for them.  He once said, “The big thing for me is to love reality, and not live in the imagination …

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