Sometimes it is terrifying and disorienting to realize you got something wrong about God or theology or scripture. And then other times, it's pure joy. This Christmas, I've been reorganizing my understanding of the nativity story. And it's been an experience in the latter.
December 13. Remembering that we have been welcomed without hesitation into the body of Christ, pray that we will exercise, without judgment or partiality, grace and hospitality toward our neighbors — friends, antagonists and strangers alike. ... See MoreSee Less
December 12. Remember in prayer people, especially women and children, who live in refugee camps and immigration detention centers. Pray that they will soon return home or move to a community or country where they are welcome and safe, able to reunite with family and reestablish their lives. Give thanks for our church’s and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service’s commitment to advocate and care for refugees and immigrants everywhere. ... See MoreSee Less
December 11. Pray that God’s righteousness, justice, peace and compassion for the poor and oppressed will flourish in the world, and that we will be bold and persistent in doing God’s work together. ... See MoreSee Less