Jesus' words about mercy and how we, as his disciples, should seek out, invite, give to, speak for, and help the marginalized in society are not subtle. "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in… Continue reading Jesus calls us to lay down our lives not be philanthropic
Bitter old woman Cowardly elder man Skeptical, empowered Misses Lonely, not-sure-if-he's-a-Mister Hardened party-girl Driven, young millionaire Homeless, enslaved to heroine Lost and scared teen- baby on the way All the poor, broken, forgotten. All the crippled, drooling, loud, misunderstood. All the liars the thieves the betrayers the deceived. Jesus came for you.
The idea of serving others in Christianity is unique in that it's not the lowly who are called to serve because of their low position. The call to serve is for those who would be the greatest. When Jesus was describing the unique way his people would lead, he said: "You know that the rulers… Continue reading Nurses, you’re doing God’s work!
When I was pregnant I noticed everyone who was pregnant. When I had a 1969 Volkswagen bug, I noticed everyone with a classic Bug. And today, when the fire in my belly is still burning from the issue of abuse and the message Christian leaders like Paige Patterson send women, I'm noticing every message in… Continue reading The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9