MONDAY MEDITATION: Selfie-Sin (March 21)

Everything they do, they do to be noticed by others. – Matthew 23:5a Taking selfies challenges me. I struggle making sure the camera is facing the right way while looking up into it because I’ve been told that’s the best angle. Regardless, my selfies usually look as if I’m wondering if I’m taking the shot …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Loving Poorly (January 3)

Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also forgive those who have wronged us. – Matthew 6:12 Father Henri Nouwen wrote, “Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly.” (From his You Are the Beloved) How do we love poorly? …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: “Why Do You Bother With Us?” (December 13)

I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,    your handmade sky-jewelry,Moon and stars mounted in their settings.    Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,Why do you bother with us?    Why take a second look our way? – Psalm 8:3-4 (The Message) Why “take a second look our way,” indeed? We humans have a default setting of …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Incompletely (September 27)

We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete.  – 1 Corinthians 13:12a (The Message) That sentence from Paul’s “love chapter” in Corinthians is quite out of character for him. He was uncompromising in his beliefs. Sometimes, when people argued with him, his temper rose proportionately. For …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Irritable Love (September 28)

[Love] isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints. – 1 Corinthians 3:5 Paradoxically, while we’ve practiced social distancing during the Covid pandemic, we’ve also practiced lessening the distance between us and the ones we love. Children come home and stay home from school. Spouses …

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