“And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly, the heavens were opened to him and there was the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3: 16-17
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Even before the crystal ball came down on Times Square many people resolved to be different in 2016. The most common New Year’s resolutions echoed through many homes – time to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, spend more time with family and get out of debt. Those are the most frequent New Year’s resolutions, and the most frequently broken. Continue reading →
“Dear Child of God, do you realize that God needs you? It is awesome that God the Omnipotent One depends on us fragile and vulnerable creatures to accomplish God’s will and to bring justice and healing and wholeness. God relies on us to help make the world all that God has dreamed of it being.”
– Desmond Tutu, God Has A Dream, 2005
Blessed is the one that trusts in the Lord…. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has not worries, in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
– Jeremiah 17:7-8
Every evening, a young man comes home from his day’s events, parks his bike and chains it to the stop sign on the corner across from our Peace Center in New Orleans. Every morning when we are at prayers, we can see that the bike is still there. Nothing too unusual one might say; except that there have been a rash of bicycle thefts in the neighborhood. So, what is so special about this one bike that no one seems to prize it as they do others? Maybe there is some secret protector watching over it? Continue reading →