Wherever we are on the spectrum of emotion around Mother’s Day, giving ourselves and others space for authenticity can be a gift. Jesus said, “Be happy with those who are happy and weep with those that weep” – it’s a flow kind of thing that has rhythm and balance and warmth, like the womb of a good mother.
Last week when yet another community need came into view, First Church volunteers stepped up! Because Presbyterian Night Shelter is now allowing their guests to stay in the shelters all day instead of asking them to leave first thing in the morning, they need 300 sandwiches each day. Here’s how you can help.
Looking for someone to blame is only one of the ways that we can miss the main point. In times of stress it is easy to get off-track and lose focus. We are only human, after all, and we do not know how to do everything perfectly. But we are not alone. We live in God’s love, and we are in that love together.
As I’ve thought about Easter celebration this Sunday I’ve though about how my grandmother and other influencers in my early life really stressed that resurrection Sunday is every Sunday, and by implication, all our days are a chance to resurrect or to witness resurrection.