Hope for a Broken Nation

Reading: Isaiah 61:1-7 Reflection: A love for God and for others was at the heart of Jesus’ mission, especially as that love leads us into a commitment to justice. On Sunday our scriptures takes us to a synagogue in Nazareth where Jesus read a portion of Isaiah’s prophecy and then claimed that prophecy for himself.Continue reading “Hope for a Broken Nation”

Praying is never an overreaction.

I shared that sentiment a few weeks ago on twitter and I believe it is true. While prayer is never an overreaction, I would dare to say it’s not always our first reaction. Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, encourages us, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness beContinue reading “Praying is never an overreaction.”

Where It Is Most Dangerous for Christians

One in every nine Christians in the world lives in an area, or in a culture, in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden, or punished, according to the latest report on global persecution by Open Doors USA. That’s a 14 percent increase over the previous year. For the past 27 years, the organization has published theContinue reading “Where It Is Most Dangerous for Christians”