Jesus of the Tables

  Jesus of the tables You threw them up and over and in doing so you threw up and over all our ways of common sense And business as usual And status quo And “we thought we had to do it this way.” Jesus of the tables, You opened them ensuring there was a space... Continue Reading →

Jesus of The Other

  This prayer was written by a community builder, Agnes C., who nurses our city's most vulnerable, raises some incredible kids, and spends her spare time building and equipping communities of empathy - starting with the kids.   You can find her work at Starling Kids where she lets people know ways to engage their kids... Continue Reading →

Jesus of the Pause

Lent is for paying attention.  And getting quiet.  And being honest about who we are, where we are, how we are and whose we are.  This is a reflection that calls me there. My Life as a Prayer One day I just stopped. I stopped talking, requesting, asking, pleading, demanding, arguing. I stopped talking to... Continue Reading →

Jesus of the Stacks

--for students, researchers, learners at the end of a semester -   Jesus of the Stacks Jesus of all the true things Jesus of all the words. We study. Oh we know so much. We memorize. But we have forgotten how to question. In our ease, in our dis-ease, in our need to just Get... Continue Reading →

Jesus of the Seeing

My Grandmother's funeral was last week.  All of her children plus all her grandchildren were there.  And we celebrated her whole life.  Her kids knew her most and most benefitted from her calmness and kindness.  And we grandchildren benefit too from a  legacy of life-giving, not life-diminishing.  She was loving and beautiful and I felt... Continue Reading →

Jesus of This Little Family

  So here is a lenten prayer for presence in the fullness of little-ish kid family. Prayer for my little family Be in our eating, our laughing, our cajoling, our pleading. Be in our frustration, our crying, our words, our hard words. Redeem those words that cannot be unsaid Be in our cleaning, scrubbing, wiping,... Continue Reading →

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