Thomas Merton. The Pope acknowledged him before congress as an exemplary American. Do you know him as an exemplary American? Maybe you should… just read what he said…
What are your images of heaven? Shoeless Joe thought it felt like Iowa. How many of us would agree?
The Cubs are going to the playoffs–a divine sign of an impending apocalypse? Let’s hope so! Bring on the end of the old world!
Had an epiphany about what God is like? Good. Keep it to yourself.
In the midst of all the smoke and pops from last week’s celebration, we got to see little glimpses of what it’s like when we all get along. Let’s pray for more of that this week…
When our forefathers declared independence, they noted that all were entitled to pursue happiness. Does that mean a quiet, comfortable life in the suburbs? What is the termination of a pursuit of happiness?
One of these could be yours. Would you be OK with that? Or do you long for something more? The pursuit of the American Dream might demand more for us.
Man, the keyboards are flat. The lyrics are sad. The vocals are strained. And this is song about America? … We hope so…
We’re expectant the day is coming when people everywhere get to celebrate together the freedom found in God–that they can do it without fear or suspicion that someone has it out for them. We are expectant that God is leading us toward that day. So even in the midst of backwards steps, in the face of hatred and violence, we trust that God is acting. We lean into God’s action through prayer… will you join me?
Dr. King knew strife. He knew resistance. He knew hate. He also knew the presence of God. May his words remind us of God’s presence in troubled times.