Posts Categorized: Discipleship

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Travel light A Revised Common Lectionary resource for July 8 by Magdalena I. García He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. – Mark 6:8-9 Read the full lectionary passage here… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Bleeding on the doorstep A Revised Common Lectionary resource for July 1 by Magdalena I. García She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” – Mark 5:27-28 Read the full lectionary passage… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A great windstorm A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 24 by Magdalena I. García Inspired by women honored at the 223rd General Assembly for their efforts to challenge racism and oppression, and for their pioneering work on fossil fuel divestment. https://www.pcusa.org/news/2018/6/17/pcusa-recognizes-three-women-faith-award/ https://www.pcusa.org/news/2018/6/20/not-one-step-back/ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace!… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Be like the seed A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 17 by Magdalena I. García He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground.’ – Mark 4:26 Read the full lectionary passage here Be like the seed: undeterred by smallness. Be like the seed: willing to… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

God’s family A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 10 by Magdalena I. García Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” – Mark 3:35 Read the full lectionary passage here When I was hungry and you gave me food, you were my brother and sister and mother. When I… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Choose life over death A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 3 by Magdalena I. García Then he said to them, ‘Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?’ But they were silent. – Mark 3:4 Read the full lectionary passage here When a… Read more »

Hopeful Church

What Good Is a Vision without a Path? You can’t tell a congregation where to go if you don’t tell then how to get there by Graham Standish In the King James Version of the Bible, there’s a lovely phrase that’s been quoted often by those teaching church leadership: “Where there is no vision, the… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

But the other does not A Revised Common Lectionary resource for May 13 by Magdalena I. García And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Do what I command A Revised Common Lectionary resource for May 6 by Magdalena I. García ‘I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my… Read more »

Gospel & Inclusivity

 Lessons from Starbucks What the church can learn by Samuel Son   I am in Philadelphia in the research room of Presbyterian Historical Society, surrounded by shelves holding General Assembly minutes from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) going back to 1707. I am reading the following lines from a report titled, “The General Assembly Faces the… Read more »