Posts Categorized: Partners in peace

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 »

A Season of Peace: Monday, September 10, 2018

  Partners in peace: breaking the rules   By Rev. Abby King-Kaiser Luke 6:6–11  After looking around at all of them, Jesus said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored.  Reflection: We begin this week walking with Jesus on the Sabbath. He teaches, and is watched by those… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 9, 2018

  Partners in peace   By Rev. Patrick D. Heery 1 Corinthians 13 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face.   Reflection: During my final year in college, I had the privilege of participating in community discussions that brought together people of many different faith backgrounds—Muslim,… Read more »

A Season of Peace: Sunday, September 2, 2018

Peace that passes understanding   By Rev. Patrick D. Heery Philippians 4:4–9 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.   Reflection: When Paul writes to the Philippians, he does so facing his own death. He is in prison, and not long from now he may be killed. In his letter, Paul reflects… Read more »