Author Archives: wbgayle
Peaceis ahealing word,invoking avision of wholeness.It is God’s hope for us.We live in a broken place.When we spread God’s peace to others,we place our hands into the world’s woundsand with Christ, become healers of the world.
Whenwe feaston the breadand drink the wine,we receive the lifeof Christ into ourselvesand we come alive with it!We remember not who Christ wasbut who he is in the here and now.We are the vessels of Christ in the world.
Graceis allaround usin abundance.Grace takes great courage.Grace is strength not weakness.Do not use grace sparingly.Accept grace when offered to you.Against hate, grace is the best defense.The power of grace is within us all.
Lentdeparts.Easter dawnswith renewed hopein a world askew,still reeling with discord.We are now Easter peopletransformed by the gift of God’s lovein the risen body of Jesus.Rejoicing, we walk into the future.
ThePassionof Easteris a storynot of life but death,a mystery of faithbecause Jesus is risenand we believe in His return.We celebrate His resurrectionnot because He lived but that He lives still.
Whenthe breathmeets Spirit,transformationmanifests itselfin a powerful way.Our silence becomes prayer.Our longing becomes compassion.What was and is becomes what will be.The invisible becomes visible.
Godcolorsall of uswith divine love,individualyet related to theentire human family.We each have unique qualitieswhich combine to make us different.Yet in the eyes of God, we are the same.
Letus praywe can layour emotionsof fear and rancorat the foot of the crossand share in the suffering,proclaiming the resurrectionof Christ to a world in need of hope.Let our faith emerge from the tomb renewed.
ThisHolyWeek calls usto sway like palmsin the spring breezes,to be vulnerableto Divine abundant love,to see suffering in the world,to lay down our desire for power,and to open our hearts to God’s kingdom.