November 17, 2019, Lectionary

A new world where separation and uniting work together (love) toward the recognized existence and expansion (power) of all (justice). Wow! Isaiah 65:17-25 (after reading Paul Tillich)

When God has comforted me, whether or not that comfort includes something visible or touchable, that's when I want to shout and sing God's praises. Isaiah 12

There is a difference between leading with arrogance and entitlement as a personality to be followed, and leading as an example to be followed. Paul said to avoid the first kind. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Words and wisdom that cannot be undermined or resisted. The Holy Spirit can produce this when conditions are right for it. Luke 21:5-19

Thoughts about Listening

"In order to know what is just in a person-to-person encounter, love listens. It is its first task to listen." Paul Tillich, Isaiah 65:17-25

To comfort someone may mean being quiet in their presence. Isaiah 12

Keep on doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Patience and self-composure will be respected in a time of national and global upheaval. Luke 21:5-19