Lament

From Sunday’s liturgy at Christ City Church; May 29, 2022. I am so tired of waiting.Aren’t you,for the world to become goodand beautiful and kind?Let us take a knifeand cut the world in two—and see what worms are eatingat the rind. Langston Hughes When hard things happen, when suffering shows up, when loss lingers, when …

Guns and racism

Feeling tired and heartbroken again in the wake of another spate of shootings, the latest on Wednesday in Dallas at a Korean salon and on Saturday at a grocery store in a predominantly Black Buffalo neighborhood, which were racially motivated, and at a Taiwanese church in Orange County yesterday. When I moved to the US …

Being and Doing

Been reading a lot on the relationship between being and doing. Naturally, this was the passage that showed up in today’s devotional: Matthew 7:13-23 (from The Message). Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for …

How to Trust God

[Adapted from Sunday’s message at The District Church (Columbia Heights parish): “How to Trust God (or, How to Live in the Kingdom)”, based on Luke 11:37-12:34.] Here’s what I think: in any given situation, you have a choice; and that choice is a matter of trust. The choice is whether you will trust God or …