It’s hard to be patient with any of this, much less all of it! This Sunday, Rev. Linda McDermott will join me in looking at patience as a virtue we might practice in a new, active way that will bring hope and interest to our politically charged, socially distanced, pandemic time.
These are interesting times; people feeling unheard, unseen, even compelled to do the unthinkable. There’s a lot of anger out there. Times like these call for extreme measures, radical acts of spiritual resistance. Last Sunday we looked at the importance of our words. This Sunday, it’s time for some radical hospitality.
How do we speak and live into the path of Shalom, into the Kingdom of God, in these “interesting” times? For the next few weeks, I’ll be joining others for these Sunday reflections, as well as inviting some guest storytellers and musicians as we explore: “Interesting Times – 6 Virtues for Bringing Interest & Hope to Times that Seem Otherwise,” and let’s lean in to these interesting times with one another, see you Sunday.
This Sunday, Linda and I are going to conclude our series, Disruption: Parables for the Pandemic, with a special look at where we’ve been and what these parables offer, as the next steps on the path of Shalom, in a time of systemic dysfunction and pandemic anxiety.
This Sunday, I want to think with you about the crazy, fascinating, unbelievably huge reality of the systems we live in and the way we relate to, sustain, or change them. Once we’re willing to take a hard, clear look at them, we may discover the incredibly transformative and healing potential of small, intentional acts of humility, courage, and connection.
This Sunday, Linda and I continue our conversations with our new series, “Disruptions: Parables and Pandemics.” Parables are meant to awaken us, to open us up to new ways of seeing something, of relating to the world, to God, or to ourselves. What inspires you to think differently? Come to eleven:eleven and explore these ideas with us!
The parables of Jesus are meant to baffle, and by that I mean to shake off our blinders, to reveal something we had not seen before, to think differently about things. Join us this Sunday as we explore Jesus the storyteller — and how primary means of teaching was through the use of parables.