The Authority in Healing

Scripture: Mark 1:21-28As Jesus teaches in a holy gathering, he is met by an unholy spirit which has bound up a man. How often are we caught up in debates about what or who belongs where… when the deeper and more pressing question is, “What is the healing that is required?” For individuals? For the … Read more

In Silence: Spoken Twice

Scripture: Psalm 62:5-12The Psalmist tells us of God’s promises heard twice: in words and in silence. How can we participate in God’s call to be present and to care for others when they are in those wordless and silent places of grief and change?

Who’s Calling?

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20God calls Samuel in the night, but Samuel is confused and assumes it is his teacher, Eli. How do we listen for God’s calling beyond our human leaders: when they are imperfect, or even when their beloved and inspiring memory tempts us to turn away from the call?

What Anna Said

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40A bleary-eyed holy family is greeted by wise elders, who offer them news of challenge and of great hope. We give thanks for the chance to pass on “the song” of God’s promise from one generation to the next… just as we most need it: in the beginning.

Lightness and Being

Scripture: John 1:1-14We are told, in this silent night, that God came as light… and that light helps us to see the whole world differently, and helps us see even the one who shines in the light, and the mystery that cannot be seen. How can we hold light for one another in this season, … Read more