Thursday, December 22, 2016

God Chose All Humanity in Christ

God chose all humanity in Christ 
through the Incarnation, when God became a man. 
That is the glory of Christmas.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

By Following the Spirit

We fulfill the Law not by following the Law
but by following the Spirit,
whose fruit is love.

Friday, November 18, 2016

We are Always Reaching Out

We are always reaching out for God and each other.
We just very often do not realize it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christ the Lens and Context

Christ is the lens through which we read the Scripture,
the context by which we understand the world.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Every Moment and My Identity in Christ

Every moment, 
regardless of season or circumstance,
is an opportunity for me to become
what God has created me to be
~ to discover my
true identity
in Christ.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Because Tomorrow May Be Your Turn

Weep with those who weep, 
for tomorrow it may be your turn. 
And rejoice with those who rejoice. 
Same reason.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Doing Good Theology

When we love well,
we are doing good theology,
for God is love.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Discovering Our True Selves

The good news of the gospel is that in Jesus Christ 
we discover our true selves being renewed 
to the image of our Creator, 
and so become who 
we really are.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Allowing God’s Forgiveness a Place in Us

To the extent we are willing to forgive others, 
we are allowing God’s forgiveness
a place in us.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Jesus Came for All

Jesus has never been about the difference 
between us and them.
 He came for all.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

All Are Chosen in Christ

The good news of the gospel is that we are chosen in Christ 
for the unity of all things in heaven and on earth 
... which means that all are chosen.

Monday, October 31, 2016

God's New Creation in Christ

The good news of the gospel 
is that you and I are part of 
God’s new creation 
in Christ.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jesus Has Joined Himself to Us

The good news of the gospel is that 
Jesus has joined Himself to us. 
This changes everything. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jesus My Healer

Today I partake of Jesus my healer,
in whom I am made whole.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Free Will and the Divine Image

The love of God 
burns away all our delusions 
so that our wills may be truly free 
and we may become 
the divine image God 
created us to be.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

God in Christ, Christ in Me

Today I contemplate God in Christ and Christ in me. 
It is a good day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Glory of God, the Humility of Christ

The glory of God and the humility 
of Christ are the same thing.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Passion of Man & the Disintegration of the World

The passion of the bird is to fly, and of the fish, to swim. In this way they honor the God who made them and what they were created to be. Likewise, the passion of man is to worship and adore in holy fellowship. But when the object of our worship is anything less than God, the world disintegrates.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Revelation of Glory Requires No Evil

The manifestation of evil 
is not in any way necessary 
for the glory and goodness of God 
to be revealed.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Embracing the Truth

Faith does not make the gospel and our place in it true. 
Faith embraces the truth of it.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Knowing the Story from the Inside

The story the Scriptures tell looks very different from the outside than it does from the inside, where we realize we are part of it. It is only from the inside that we begin to understand it as the story of the gospel, the story of Christ ~ and truly good news.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Freedom and Who We Really Are

Freedom is not the power to change who we really are 
but the grace to discover who you really are in God.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It Frees Our Wills

The love of God never forces our wills
... it frees our wills.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

In Everyone You Meet

Christ is the True Light who gives light to all the world. 
Look for His light in everyone you meet.

Friday, September 30, 2016

No Rightful Place

Neither death nor evil nor sin have any purpose, any rightful place in God's creation. They are imposters, detracting from life and good and wholeness. But their power has been broken at the Cross, where they were shown to be the frauds they are, and they are destined for destruction.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Follow the Light

Christ, the True Light
who gives light to everyone,
has come into the world.
Follow Him.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Proverb and My Psalm

Teach me today, Lord Jesus,
for You are my proverb and my psalm,
my wisdom and my praise.

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Inevitable Consequence of the Incarnation

The Cross was the inevitable consequence of the Incarnation, 
when He who is infinite life joined Himself to a humanity bent toward death 
~ it could only ever result in Resurrection.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

O Glorious Entanglement

Christ has irrevocably, inextricably 
entangled Himself with all humanity ~ 
the Incarnation cannot be undone. 
O Glorious Entanglement 
that saves the whole world!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Becoming Our True Selves

Christ became a human being that we
might become our true selves
and know real freedom.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

No Other Reason Required

I desire no other reason 
for doing good then 
that God is love and 
Jesus is Lord.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Because of Whose We Are

We are holy 
not because of what
we do or don't do 
but because of 
whose we are.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Faithfulness That Defines Us

We are not defined 
by our faithfulness to God 
but by God's faithfulness
to us.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Eternal Bliss

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
lead us all in into the eternal bliss
of Your divine fellowship. Amen.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

It’s Not About Divine Anger Issues

The cross was not a 
management tool for 
God’s anger issues ...  and
Jesus was not being 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

To Set Us Free

Christ did not come 
to hold us accountable for sin 
but to set us free from 
the bondage of sin.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

What Counts

What counts, 
the apostle Paul said, 
is faith expressing itself through love. 
God is love, and faith in God 
looks like 

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Ability to Pour Himself Out for Love

The glory of God 
is not found in the will to power 
but in the will to love. 

The greatness of God 
is not found in the ability to take 
but in the ability to 
pour Himself out 
for love.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wherever the Will of God is Done

Wherever the will
of God is done on earth
as in heaven, there we find the
kingdom of God. And there
heaven and earth have
become one.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Jesus knew how to multiply 
five loaves and two fish 
to feed five thousand. 

He knows how to multiply 
his body and his blood 
to feed us all.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Joining Together Heaven and Earth

The Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the Descent of the Holy Spirit
at Pentecost join together
Heaven and Earth.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Manifestation of Divine Love

God is love.
The will of God being done
on earth as it is in heaven
is nothing else but
the manifestation
of love.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Will of God in One Word

The will of God for you and me,
in one word: Love ...
to love and
be loved.