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Free Lunch

When we take our seat at this table we are required to let go of the stones of expectation that we carry. That is the cost of being at this feast. In exchange for our seat, we take on the expectations of the Holy One.

Christ With & Within Us

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (Rom 10:8).
This is the good news. You don’t have to search far and wide, high and low, near and far for God, as if by knowing enough, or achieving enough, or helping enough, or building up enough virtue and goodness you could find God. You are already enough.”

Embodied Stories: Resurrection

“Those in power and the official religious and political structures of the Greco-Roman world promoted a belief in realized eschatology: that you get what you deserve now, in this life. If you are wealthy and powerful, it’s because the gods have blessed you. If you’re poor, or a slave, or a woman, well – you’re…

Embodied Stories: Promise

For Jeremiah, the work of a prophet was much more than just laying down spiritual mulch to freshen up what was already rooted. For Jeremiah, for Jesus in our Gospel reading, for any person called to the work of being prophetic, it is about uprooting, plucking up, overthrowing, tearing down whatever stands in the way of true beauty and goodness and fairness and the opportunities for everyone to flourish