On All Saints Sunday, we remember those we love but see no longer, and especially those through whom God’s light shined through. And we also remember that like us, not a one of them was born perfect. Saints aren’t born, they’re formed.
It’s Stewardship Season, which means it time to hear about how we can give back to God. Only this year, we’re not talking about money! Harris Powers talks about the impact a couple of new spiritual practices had on the life of his whole family and invites us to consider what ways God might be inviting us to return some of our time in the form of a new spiritual practice.
Ever spent the night worrying over life, only to find out come morning that it wasn’t just life you were wrestling? That God was in the mix too? Our struggles intersect in our faith, but even when the best we can do is wrestle with God, there’s still blessing in the relationship. A reflection on Genesis 32:22-31.
How do we get our relationship right with money so that wealth doesn’t become something that consumes us, compromises and corrodes us? It helps to remember - and let our actions reflect - that wealth is a means, not an end. And the end we pursue as Christians is always love. A reflection on Amos 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, and Luke 16:19-31.
Since nobody wants division to be a part of their family, Jesus' take on family values is startling. But are there some things more important than family? And if so, what? A reflection on Luke 12:49-56, Francis of Assisi, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Pictured: The Cathedral of San Rufino, Assisi.