Tag Archives: Chapel

Welcome to the Other Side of the Font

The semester is slowly winding down and the cloud of witnesses gather in sacred spaces to send us out…

out to bring the prophetic, healing Word of the Creator, to remind those within our known community and throughout

the wider community…that God hears, weeps, and continues to love us all

IMG_0254 IMG_0255 IMG_0256 IMG_0257 IMG_0258

Credit: “The Doorway to Heaven” by Allison Ellingson


Watching, Waiting, Awakening-#reLent

download

Yesterday seemed as if we danced in parallel worlds.

The air of Ash Wednesday and its mystery has been, over the past couple of years, lifted for me into that time where there is an understanding of coming home once more, to be in the presence of the Creator with the masks lifted and torn from our faces, unveiling and exposing our fragility and vulnerability to who we are as God’s children.

Sometimes in these moments of preparing sacred space, there is chaos to where sometimes one wishes just to have the ability to be in the moment, nestled in those ashes, to be prayed over and sent out reminding others of our purpose along this journey.

Sometimes we are those charged with #watching; watching for the shift in the atmosphere, when the Holy Spirit descends among the beloved community, pushing aside those doors which block us from being in relationship with the Creator and showing us the #way, that there is starkness and emptiness and we, as God’s vessels..because we are made in the Image of the Divine, are called to fill each of these places wrought with fear, sorrow, injustice and longing with the Love that can not be described or categorized but Lived, empowering us when the darkness disrupts the fluidity of Life.

images (1)

Yesterday once more surrounded by ever flowing waters, guided by sacred lamps, we were reminded again how the Light has guided our journey throughout this time at Seminary

“Oh Lord hear my prayer

Oh Lord hear my prayer

When I call, answer me

Oh Lord hear my prayer

Oh Lord hear my prayer

Come and listen to me”


Who are the Goats? Who is the King?

photo (12)

It seems that the beloved community has been broken for some time

and that history repeats itself

and that there are more goats stubbornly meandering about

because they refuse to open wide and make room at the Table

for those whom they feel do not reflect an essential, equal part of humanity

Do we not see etched in the cross,

the glory of God

who has the power to transform those lines of division

into crossroads

where we come as beloved people of God

united in a death

that was shattered

because of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made

for all of Creation?

 We have not learned from our mistakes-

We refuse to see through the hatred and the oppression we heap upon one another

on the peoples of the world

Simply because they do not conform

or buy into our interpretation of Scripture

that one tribe should have dominion over those we perceive as weak

that we cast them out into the darkness

not realizing

that they are not alone

Waiting for them there

is the risen Christ

who heals, who makes all things new

and loves those without question, unconditionally

Regardless of their skin, their language or their journey

Perhaps one day we can stop having displays such as these

because one day, we will truly be united

as the Beloved Community.

God’s Peace