We need to practice inconvenience regularly, as a way to honor the people around us, to cultivate the Community of Faith, to serve the needs of others, and — most of all — to experience the Joy of God.
When we look over the fence at somebody else’s life, it sometimes makes us feel like there is a deficit in our own—like something is missing. But, gratitude is different. Gratitude focuses our eyes on what is there in our lives—thankful for all that is present. And, our giving is rooted in our gratitude.
Because God is mindful of us, we can find God — and God can find us — wherever we are. We are never alone.
The Grace of God, which gave Life to Creation and has the Power to Transform our lives — and that Sustains us each and every day — can be found in small tasks.
Instead of barriers around the Word of God, we need bridges.
If we listen to Creation, God is saying something to us. Creation is the Whisper of God’s Love, which has given us and all of Creation the Gift of Life.
We need to be on the lookout for where Scripture magnifies the Grace of God: to see each person as a Child of God—especially those who have less cushion around their life.
I found this place where questions are welcome — where all people are welcome — where we make mistakes, but we try to emphasize Grace.
Jesus is Living Bread, and bread is not a meal for a special occasion. It’s not for a rare event. It’s what we eat each and every day.
When we overhear the prayers of others, they sound just like our prayers. And it reminds us of the main theme of the Body of Christ: this place is a refuge for all people. Photo credit: “Linda” on Flickr.