Be our light in the darkness, O Lord,And in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this time;May we be reminded that when we pray for “us” we mean *everyone,* not just our loved onesAnd may our collective actions reflect this prayerFor the love of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ,Amen. Jason EvansMissioner
Reconciliation – A Prayer by Joy Harjo I We gather by the shore of all knowledge as peoples who were put here by a god who wanted relatives. This god was lonely for touch, and imagined herself as a woman, with children to suckle, to sing with – to continue the web of the terrifyingly
How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won’t listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent strain of white Christian nationalism has made it even more urgent that we find
Today is the Feast Day of David Pendleton Oakerhater — also known as O-kuh-ha-tuh and Making Medicine — who was a Cheyenne warrior and spiritual leader. He later became an artist and Episcopal deacon. In 1985, Oakerhater was the first Native American Anglican to be designated by the Episcopal Church as a saint. This reflection by Bishop Steven Charleston — Episcopal bishop and Choctaw
I’m very concerned about a country that I do love, and about us potentially being on the verge of living out the opposite of unselfish, sacrificial love. And I don’t mean that as rhetoric: I mean that as the only way that we will live together and have life together because the opposite is self-destruction. I say that as
At the center of every nation, of every community, there is an aspiration, a vision that unites the people into a shared hope. Within my own culture that ideal is what my ancestors called kinship: the sacred bond between all forms of life. Recognizing that we all come from the same source, the heart of
Almighty God, who strengthened your servant Irenaeus to defend thy truth against every blast of vain doctrine: Keep us, we pray, steadfast in your true religion, that in constancy and peace we may walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the
Some words of wisdom, inspiration and challenge from Bishop Steven Charleston:We are on a rescue mission. That’s one way to think of our task as people of faith. We are out on stormy waters looking for other men and women who may be struggling. It does not matter their age, race or religion: it only
Gather up our broken threads, Weaver of Love. Run through the pattern of our lives the bright thread of your Spirit, and remake us in your beautiful image. Transform our loss and pain, our despair and our uncertainty into resilience and compassion, so that we may follow the Risen Christ in loving the world with
Words of wisdom from Bishop Steven Charleston: How hard it is to sit here in this quiet world while just over the horizon deathis falling from the sky. How helpless I feel to change that reality.I cannot bring my safety to those in danger.I cannot end their struggleas much as I wish I could. But I believe the love of
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