Scraps from the Table

By Lynda MacFarland     In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 15, verses 21-28, we read of the Canaanite woman’s faith. She begs Jesus to deliver her daughter from an evil spirit and [...]

Love Letters to Heaven – Letting Go

By Joelle Maryn   Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to [...]

Listening with Humility

By Maria M. Johnson   I am currently fasting from the internet and social media. I’ve long known it to be an echo chamber that through selective follows does nothing more than [...]

God Won My Heart Through Guacamole and Hope

St. Matthew’s Gospel includes these poignant words from the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, “Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people [...]

The Only Way to Pray for Others

By Lynda MacFarland   Most of us don’t have any true enemies who we feel great animosity towards and who feel the same toward us. Most of us don’t have to worry about someone [...]

God Knows You By Name

by Sarah Christmyer     Our nephew’s wife went into labor in the early days of the pandemic, when toilet paper shortages were still funny and the virus seemed to be a passing thing. [...]

Love Your Enemies

By Sherry Antonetti     Love your enemies.   Really.   Love those who hate you.   That’s much less poetic when we really think about it.  This past week, I blocked several people [...]