On the Basis of Love

13th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 18, Year C)
Pick up your cross and follow me, are words that ring through the Christian experience. It is in carrying our own cross and sacrificing ourselves to God that we become disciples of God. But this is not easy. We must love; we must love those who hate us. We must love those who are different from ourselves. We must love, even when we do not want to love; we can love in the name of Christ. But we must also act. … More On the Basis of Love

Step Over Borders And Push Through Boundaries

The medieval mystics, Anselm of Canterbury, who compared the astonishing love of Jesus to that of a mother gathering her children and who contemplated the agony on the cross as the labor pains of a woman giving birth, prayed this prayer: “Lord Jesus, in your mercy, heal us;
In your love and tenderness, remake us. In your compassion, bring grace and forgiveness, For the beauty of heaven, may your love prepare us.” … More Step Over Borders And Push Through Boundaries