Archive for the ‘January 2015’ Category

Letter to Jesus

January 25, 2015

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help us to understand
Help us to honor our personal experiences with you
Help us to honor all personal experience
Help us to understand the place of dogma.

Guide us to deeper understanding of difference
Guide us to deeper understanding of sameness
Guide us to deeper understanding of ministry
Guide us to deeper understanding of justice and fairness.

Be with us now as we suffer
Be with us now as we rejoice
Be with us now as we pray
Be with us now as we “be”.

Fear into Prayer

January 2, 2015

How many times are we faced with a situation that seems so overwhelming that all we have to offer is fear?  Perhaps a friend is making decisions that seem strange or unfamiliar to us.  Or perhaps there is illness in our family.  Any of life’s situations can bring us into this overwhelming state of fear.

The challenge is to sit with the fear, accept it, let it overwhelm you, but without immediate action.  My guess is that the fear will turn into prayer for the person or situation.

The calm of prayer will replace the anxiety of the fear.