“Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? ” by Sandra Miller

Trinity

June 12, 2022

Good morning.  In Jeremiah 1:9, Jeremiah denied skill in oratory, and the Holy One’s answer was that the words which he has to speak were not his own. The words were given to Jeremiah by God. So, I pray,

     “O God, may you touch my lips that the words I utter are the words you have put there for me to speak”.  May it be so.

This is Trinity Sunday, a time to rest deeply in all that is Holy, accessible in our lives as Most Wonderful Creator, Jesus who walks among us, and as Wisdom, all of whom I believe we not only rest in, but who are indwelling in each of us.…

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2022 Trinity Lectionary: Wisdom is Calling

I have come to understand that the voice of God is all around me. God is not a silent God. God is speaking to me all the time. In everything. Through everyone. I am only now beginning to listen, let alone to hear.

Joan Chittister,
Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir, p.185

What are you listening to?

 

Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//

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“Pentecost and the Sacred Feminine” by Jacqie Wallen

Pentecost

June 5, 2022

I love the story of Pentecost and have already preached here on Pentecost Sunday several times.  Each time, I find something new to be surprised by about Pentecost and this time is no exception.  My new perceptions this time have been shaped by two recent experiences.  One is the Sophia class that Marjory taught in the School for Christian Growth, the other is the book study meetings on Cynthia Bourgeault’s book, the Heart of Centering Prayer sponsored Covenant Christian Community, our sister church.  Before I explain how these experiences have affected my understanding of the Pentecost story, let me spend a few minutes setting the scene:

Jesus’ disciples and followers were gathered in their meeting place in Jerusalem, referred to as the “upper room.” …

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