Tag Archives: transformation

On Faith, Compassion and Bigotry

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? Do not try to blend the genuine faith of our glorious Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, with your silly pretentiousness. Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and […]

I Turn to You

  As words become more harsh and bleak And people speak in fits of pique Restraint becomes my point of view I turn to You, I turn to You.   My anger and concerns disperse As heart to heart in You submerse Transform my soul, my mind’s renewed I turn to You, I turn to […]

Sea Walls

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses (sic) of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. We build these wall stone by stone over a lifetime. One of the most difficult problems is to construct these barriers of such a height and strength that one has a true […]

While Chaos Looms

While chaos looms and swirls above and all seems hopeless now, the Lord has your heart in His hands and to you makes these vows:   As He gives power to the weak, He strengthens those who trust. The hopeful soar on eagles’ wings And walk with Humblest.1   “I give you plans for peace,” […]

One Step at a Time

  Dear Father, Thank You simply for being here when I need You and holding me with Your strong and comforting arms, even when I don’t seem to realize You are there. Thank You for sending Jesus to shower me with Your scandalous compassion, Your lavish grace and Your unconditional love. Thank You for breaking […]

Random Acts of Kindness

I am moved this week to remind us all about Random Acts of Kindness. Too many random acts of violence have been thrust upon us these days. My intention today is to slide into our vision images of other Random Acts: those of generosity, kindness and compassion. These three spread like scattering dandelion seeds with […]

A Colony of Rabbits

“Mercy means that we no longer constantly judge everybody’s large and tiny failures, foolish hearts, dubious convictions, and inevitable bad behavior. We will never do this perfectly, but how do we do it better? How do we mostly hold people we’ve encountered with the understanding of a wise, caring mother who has seen it all, […]

In Deep Time, 2

The Inchoateness of Being [T]his slow process of transformation and the realizations that came with it were not either-or decisions; they were great big both-and realizations. None of it happened without much prayer, self-doubt, study and conversation, but the journey itself led me to a deepening sense of what the church calls holiness, what Americans […]

In Deep Time

This new and deeper passion is what people mean when they say, “I must do this particular thing or my life will not make sense,” or “It is no longer a choice.” Your life and your delivery system are now one, whereas before your life and your occupation seemed like two different things. Your concern […]

Rebirth

Jesus said to Nicodemus, “I can guarantee this truth: unless you are born again, you cannot see through God’s eyes.” (John 3:3) Before I became a follower of Jesus, I was repelled by those who called themselves “born-again Christians.” To me, their attitude was always one of superiority and condemnation. The approach was of a […]