Keep Your Honk to Yourself

Honk. Honk! HONK! HONNNNNKK! Commuting to the city is noisy.

I imagine every tenth car has a shredded horn while mine is rarely ever used.

Why does someone ten cars back feel the need to put all their weight into their horn until their wheels finally start moving?

Either their wrists really hurt by the time they get to work or their cars are automatically wired to honk whenever they stop moving.

Please exercise your road rage in therapy or at the gym because your horn isn’t getting you anywhere.

Have a nice day! Honk. Honk.

 If I HONK without love, I am just plain noisy!

1 Corinthians 13:1

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All Saints Mystery of Christ

All saints reconciled by the glorious mystery of Christ which dwells in us.

Abba,

Gracias!  Your Son is the image of you.

Christ, the firstborn from the dead, springs up hope for our departed love.

We pray for the saints taken from us by violence in New York, Charleston, Las Vegas, the Pulse, Sandy Hook at schools, workplaces, mosques, synagogues, churches, and within our communities.

Heal your saints’ broken heart. Wipe our tears. Embrace us in your grace.

We pray for our saints who died. We miss them.

Heal your saints’ broken heart. Wipe our tears. Embrace us in your grace.

Your saints plant your word. We hope it bears your fruit.

Fill your saints with your knowledge, your wisdom and your understanding.

Give your saints the courage and endurance to speak up for our vulnerable least and lost neighbors.

Give your saints the bravery to invite into our homes, up to our tables and into our family your saints who have been left of our society.

Inspire your saints to extend that love to your saints of Abraham’s Ishmael.

No saint should be alone.

No saint should be rejected.

No saint should be bullied.

No saint should feel disconnected.

Your saints are connected by your love freely given by our loving God.

Strengthened your saints with your power.

Strengthened your saints to be kind to all of your children.

No saint  bullies!

Strengthened your saints to share our inheritance with all people in the kingdom of your light.

 Your saints saved by grace alone. 

Your saints proclaim your word. 

Your saints wrap up in your faith.

Your saints celebrate hope for our departed love.

Gracias Allah Akbar!

Amen

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A Grateful Reformation Heart

By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who protested? 

Isaiah 53:8

Christ dwell with us as we teach and disciple each other with all the wisdom of the psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude  in our Reformed hearts. 

Colossians 3:16

Great Reformer, 

Thank you for your WORD, your FAITH and your GRACE.

We pray for continued understanding of WORD alone, FAITH alone and GRACE alone as we embrace and love our Muslim siblings, siblings of color, LGBTQ siblings and other marginalized siblings. 

We lift up and pray for our siblings that struggle with embracing your children who may look, pray or love differently. Continue your Reformation in us to end Bullying.

AMEN

#500Reformation

Friendly Reminder: How to Treat Refugees

Friendly Reminder: How to Treat Refugees

muslim-girlsThe Christ-like response to refugees:

I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

~ Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)

 

The American response to immigrants:

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Reminder: America prides itself on the first immigrants  ‘found’ this already inhabited country.

Do you need help resetting your automatic response to refugees?

Find out how:

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

American Civil Liberties Union ACLU

ACLU: We’ll See You in Court: Why Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Violates the Establishment Clause

This is what Democracy looks like!