Jesus is the orchardist who is committed to acting in our lives. Christ is the one who brings salve to our wounds. We are made right by the loving, Creator God.
If people stop their praising then the stones will shout: Hosanna, praised be God on high!
When the Israelites looked to Moses for water, God gave them what they longed for.
Remember how you were sustained before.
Now that we have entered into the sacred space of the Lenten and Easter season of the Church year, we are invited to simply watch as the story of the Christ event unfolds and act by letting go of our industry.
Dialogues, or perhaps debates, such as this one within the Bible increase my sense of wonder at the wisdom contained in the conversation among those who seek God － a conversation into which we are invited.
This Lenten season, wherever you are, I invite you to join me in living out hope, lifting our eyes to the God who does not slumber.
Could there be a better time for the heirs of the Abrahamic religions to reclaim their common roots of faith than in this season of estrangement? Could there be a better place to embrace our common mission than in this bountiful land of immigrants and refugees?
This year during lent, I invite you to pause every day for a short time to reconnect with wonder.
So lay your burden down at God’s feet, for God is loving and God’s grace will last forever!