Whether we are ordained or lay, we are called to equip others for work in God’s service. In so doing, we multiply what can be accomplished.”
For leaders who do evil or for people who are mean, we cannot pray, like the Psalmist, to “Let ruin come on them unawares.” Rather, we are best served to pray for good to triumph over evil and for God to give us strength to overcome evil with good.
Mental illness is the loneliest and quietest of illnesses. Sometimes we do not know we have it. Or, we do not acknowledge it. We do not talk about it much. We do not want to. Few people know or understand. Yet the hurting is profound, confusing, and lonely.”
Perhaps when Jesus spoke about the darkness not overcoming the light, he was not speaking about a nation’s politics or governance.
One of the best times to consider the questions of the curious is during Lent, when thinking people of faith can wonder and converse about the meaning of Easter.