The autumn leaves on the trees are beautiful in their dying. The loss and sorrow of death bring closure. But with closure comes change…and it is all good.
Faith and fear call us to believe in something we cannot see. The resurrection of Jesus removes the fear of death and fulfils our faith in God’s good plan for all humanity and the gift of eternal life.
Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem started with the adoring, cheering crowds on Palm Sunday, who then decried him on Holy Thursday, witnessed His cruel death on the cross. But Holy Week ends with Jesus’ glorious resurrection on Easter Day, which is our hope that the will to love, when empowered by the grace and mercy of God, will always, always, always triumph over fear.
Storytelling can be hard. It is uncomfortable to recount the acts of injustice, the cruelty of slavery and the complex issues of race relations. It is important to tell the story of Black people as it is intertwined with the story of all of us here in North America. And yes, telling the story of slavery is still relevant as we are living with the legacy of slavery.
Even if we are bearing the wounds in the aftermath of our good intentions and actions in 2021, we must be unwavering in our commitment to God’s plan for our lives. Say to yourself: “I will let nothing, or no one upset the calm peace of my soul,” and mean it.
Le sourire approbateur de mon père le jour où j’ai dû attacher ses lacets restera toujours un souvenir doux-amer. Je ne peux pas oublier la première fois que j’ai attaché mes lacets tout seule – j’aurais pu avoir trois ans et demi – et papa a souri d’un air approbateur, fier de mon accomplissement. MaisContinue reading “Rendre la prévention de la démence une priorité nationale en matière des soins de la santé”
Overcoming anxiety through prayer and faith. Acknowlege anxiety. Accept circumstances that can’t be changed. Acknowledge the Hand of God at work in unusual ways in unusual circumstances.
Deeply committed to the Christian tradition of spirituality, I define myself as an eternal, evolving spirit, having a purposeful, earthly experience. That said, I won’t deny that my earthly experience is shaped by my gender, ethnicity, and cultural heritage.
We are people celebrating our blessings during a time of crisis, hopeful despite an uncertain future. This is a clear sign that the Holy Spirit is moving within us and among us. We will pull through stronger, by the grace of God.
The Bible has much to say about open doors but many times – even as Christians – we seem to face obstacles on our path and in our ministry. Blocked doors can be VERY frustrating. Yet God often uses closed doors to advance His cause.