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 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 →

Jesus of the Truth-telling

This is a prayer that comes after the Act of Re-Membering workshop some of us participated in this past week.  In it we heard stories and we embodied stories of real Canadians from history, and from today-often in their own documented words.   That we, every single people group, are capable of prejudice and of... Continue Reading →

Encounter

Let me say that humans are so strange.  I know this because I’ve been one my whole life and I’ve lived with them my whole life.  Even this week, I looked at my husband, who I really truly adore, and he looked at me, who obviously he adores, and  we both thought – “huh?”  He... Continue Reading →

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