Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Season of Peace: Thursday, September 20, 2018

  Go and see: the courage of indigenous communities   By Kathy Mitchell Galatians 6:2  Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.   Reflection: How do we begin to carry each other’s burdens? It is in our own faith journey that we encounter many different paths, some easy,… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  Go and see: the power of love   By Rev. Kirk P. Perucca  John 3:13–17  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”   Reflection: It’s a beautiful and powerful statement of God’s love for… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  Go and see: the risk of peace   By Rev. Jeffrey A. Geary Proverbs 25:25  Like cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.   Reflection: Two hours outside Guatemala City, in the central highlands just north of the rural community of San José del Golfo, I encountered… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Monday, September 17, 2018

  Go and see: a better peace for our children   By Rev. Dean McDonald Proverbs 22:1–21 Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.   Reflection: Disciples in the FJKM (Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar), a sister church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), are ministering every day to… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 16, 2018

  Go and see    By Rev. Patrick D. Heery John 1:43–51 Philip said to him, “Come and see.”   Reflection: In a particularly delightful scene in Yann Martel’s book Beatrice and Virgil, Virgil attempts to explain to Beatrice what a pear is. Beatrice has never experienced a pear. After five pages of trying to… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Saturday, September 15, 2018

  Partners in peace: shaped by those we love   By Rev. Abby King-Kaiser John 19:25–27  He said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”   Reflection: At the cross, Jesus looks upon the disciple he loved and his grieving mother and makes them… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Friday, September 14, 2018

  Partners in peace: humility   By Rev. Abby King-Kaiser Philippians 2:5–11 And being found in human form, he humbled himself.   Reflection: When I was a student, my campus minister was working to support the very new Muslim Students Association on our large, public campus. As a result, I became friends with a young woman… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Thursday, September 13, 2018

  Partners in peace: who is the real enemy?   By Rev. Abby King-Kaiser Luke 6:27–38  “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies.”   Reflection: I find this passage a perennial challenge. As an American of a certain age—my generation’s first presidential election was decided by the Supreme Court; I was eighteen… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  Partners in peace: mustard seeds   By Rev. Abby King-Kaiser Matthew 17:14–21  Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”   Reflection: I know that I can be like the disciples, without even the small faith needed to heal, without even the mustard seed. And yet,… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  Partners in peace: confronting evil   By Rev. Abby King-Kaiser Psalm 73  When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was stupid and ignorant; I was like a brute beast toward you.   Reflection: During the summer of 2001, after graduating from high school, I went on a study-abroad trip… Read more »