Sunday Reflection: Water And Light

Light and water are two things that make life possible. They are also things that can cleanse our hearts and souls. Water can flood and end life. Too much light can blind and burn. It’s amazing how a candle can interrupt the darkness. Water can quench a thirst. We need light to bring forth the truth.

It’s water that can generate power to create artificial light. In my faith life is brought into existence by the light of the sun and the waters of Earth as spoken into existence by God. They are connected and essential to every living thing across the universe. May we be guardians of the light and stewards of the waters.

Let there be light. May water give life.

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE.

To all my friends who are celebrating may this be a time of light and love and family. Grace and peace.

Quote Of The Day

I’m not sure the human psyche developed to hold, feel and respond to everything coming at them right now; every tragedy, injustice, sorrow and natural disaster happening to every human across the entire planet, in real time every minute of every day. The human heart and spirit were developed to be able to hold, feel and respond to any tragedy, injustice, sorrow or natural disaster that was happening IN OUR VILLAGE

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

Quote Of The Day

There are just some kind of men who—who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.

You are too young to understand it,” she said, “but sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of—oh, of your father.

Harper Lee from “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Sunday Reflection: Doing Good For Others

Some people need the care and comfort of others in times of need or distress. Whether it be sickness, incarceration, homelessness, and situations where people need assistance, we are all charged with acting. I believe that people have a connection that requires us to act on behalf of our higher power to give hope and grace.

In the season we are in, charity is needed more than ever but with COVID-19 added to the mix people need help even more. So much of what we are seeing is people losing their jobs, a change in the routines in life, and loss of life.

We must be about the work of making our world at this time the best it can be. It is not easy but when everyone comes together it can be something special.

My friends in this holiday season do not forget about others who need a hand. We have a responsibility to care for the least of these because when we do that we can make this mean world a better place.