Letting Go of Self-importance [A Prayer]

Good and gracious God, Sometimes to be the people we feel called to be we must do things which can feel impossible. Most of us have doubts and questions and negative thoughts about ourselves at times. Sometimes it seems humanity is just wired that way. Pride and feeling important can feel like a needed counterbalance … Continue reading Letting Go of Self-importance [A Prayer]

Bringing Justice [A Prayer]

Good and gracious God, Rescue us from our self-importance. Pull us from the depths of our short-sighted selfishness. Remind us of the interconnectedness of life. Convict us with the reality that a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Inspire us toward lives lived out for others -- lives that persistently shout … Continue reading Bringing Justice [A Prayer]

Social Justice as a Spiritual Practice

The concept of “peace” is at the heart of most of the world’s religions. Christianity tells us “Blessed are the peacemakers.” The Muslim greeting, "As-Salaam-Alaikum," literally means, “peace be with you.” In Judaism, the Hebrew word for peace is shalom, which is derived from one of the names of God. One of the purposes of … Continue reading Social Justice as a Spiritual Practice