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Monthly Archive for December, 2020

Those Who Dream… Will Not Keep Silent Luke 2:22-40, NRSV Reflections Then perhaps there is a third kind of loss—the loss that comes when you notice the limits of your knowledge of God, when you feel bereft of guidance, when you feel the loss of God’s saving power or of God’s grace. This feeling of […]

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Those Who Dream… Sow Joy and Justice Isaiah 61:1-4, NRSV Luke 1:46-55, NRSV Reflections If this great reversal (of Mary’s Magnificat) is not my longing, if I hesitate or downright refuse to construe Christ’s coming in terms of systemic change and resistance to oppressive forces, Mary’s Magnificat presses me to ask if I am among […]

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Those Who Dream… Prepare the Way Isaiah 40:1-11, NRSV Mark 1:1-8, MSG Reflections Preparing the Lord’s path means challenging systems and structures that we have institutionalized as normal but that God condemns as oppressive and crooked. It means clearing the path of self-aggrandizement, self-absorption, and greed to make way for a community where all of […]

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