The Love of God always stretches us.
There is nothing — absolutely nothing — in this world, or in all of creation, that could ever separate us from the steadfast Love of God.
It was as if the weeds were making a joke out of all of their work and effort.
We are called in the midst of the realities around us by this Love that calls us to reckless abandon to continue to listen for the Grace of God that is at work.
When Jesus comes, eating and drinking with sinners and tax collectors, we pull up a chair and join the feast of Grace. We do not live for ourselves, but for others — knowing the Freedom of the Grace of God.
It can be hard to talk about that new beginning — to talk about our Faith — not only because words are inadequate, but also because they are so powerful.
It is easy to pack — and to over-pack — when we consider all of the what ifs.
We find the presence of God in each and every day.
In this world, we all know that it is hard to simply be who we are, which means that it is hard to see others as they are.
Our prayers call us to move beyond our loneliness — to trust that, as we reach out, there will be those to connect with who understand. If even Jesus prayed these kinds of prayers, we can rest assured that we will find the presence of Christ in them.