Posts Categorized: Discipleship

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Inhabit our souls A Revised Common Lectionary resource for December 23 by Magdalena I. García And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the LORD, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…’ – Luke 1:46-47 Read the full lectionary passage here Mary faced adversity with a daring song. Come, Holy Spirit, inhabit our souls, and make… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A season of light A litany for the lighting of the Advent wreath by Magdalena I. García ‘You are the light of the world.’ – Matthew 5:14-16 Read the full passage here ADVENT 1 Into the darkness of our apathy, come, Lord Jesus, and bring the light of your care. Into the darkness of our… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Come, Jesus, and speak your truth A Revised Common Lectionary resource for November 25 by Magdalena I. García Pilate asked him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who… Read more »

Hopeful Church

  Church leadership bedrocks Are we leading out of expectations or principles? by N. Graham Standish   I’ve been working with a pastor for a number of years, helping him invigorate a somewhat stagnant church. We’ve talked about a lot in the process, and the results of our conversations are showing signs of breathing new… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

From sacrifice to equity A Revised Common Lectionary resource for November 11 by Magdalena I. García ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

No substitute for love A Revised Common Lectionary resource for November 4 by Magdalena I. García Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Take heart A Revised Common Lectionary resource for October 28 by Magdalena I. García Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’ – Mark 10:49 Read the full lectionary passage here A blind beggar sitting by the roadside… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A gospel of surrender A Revised Common Lectionary resource for October 21 by Magdalena I. García ‘For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’ – Mark 10:45 Read the full lectionary passage here When we step on colleagues to climb up… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

God’s provident hand A Revised Common Lectionary resource for July 29 by Magdalena I. García Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. – John 6:11 Read the full lectionary passage here God of Abundance,… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Rest for a while A Revised Common Lectionary resource for July 22 by Magdalena I. García He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. – Mark 6:31 Read the full lectionary passage… Read more »