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Disciple's Faith
Disciple’s Faith 2560 1920 Nicole

Disciple’s Faith

Sometimes faith is believing that you are enough, that I am enough – believing that God’s love is the only true standard – and that if I fall short in loving others (or even myself), God’s love has covered even that. Because, you know, grace.
Faith gives us the courage to be vulnerable.
God promised that this new covenant will mean that every bit of who God is and God’s intention for creation will already be writ large on their hearts. This hope is timeless. As it was for the Israelites, so it is for us. Faith is what got them through it all, and it is faith that moves us now.
We can be fewer in number, decreasing in mobility and endurance – and permeate the community, disciple with nothing but who we are. And that is enough. Because God alone, is enough.

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Disciple's Communion
Disciple’s Communion 2560 1920 Nicole

Disciple’s Communion

It requires a fair amount of faith to live in unity, with a bond of peace. We must believe there is “one body and one Spirit, … called to the one hope … one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” It is communion; it is the disciple’s communion. It is active faith – not unthinking, holding to some literalism that creates a fissure between us – but genuine, ‘working out our faith’ (Phil2:12) working hard at it, with even a bit of fear and trembling. For this kind of faith we must be gentle with each other and with ourselves, patient, bearing with each other in Love. Because those who love are born of God and know God. Those who don’t love – and it is easy to love those who love you, but Jesus says, “love your enemies too!” (Lk6:35) those who don’t love, don’t know God. Period. Because God. Is. Love.

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Disciple's Attention
Disciple’s Attention 2560 1920 Nicole

Disciple’s Attention

The Japanese concept of ma – the sound of silence – is the silence that can be found between sounds. It is being present to the moment, attentive to the noises and sounds – and finding a sense of well-being, even joy, within it. It is only enjoyed, however, when there is true listening. Only when we pay attention to what we hear can we also detect the substance that is in the in between. Crucially, if I’m not listening and noticing those spaces, hearing into the nuance, the life contained with them, I “may indeed look, but not perceive, and may indeed listen, but not understand; . . . [and fail to] turn again and be forgiven.” Mk4:12. I may not turn to you and be reconciled, or truly understand from where you are coming . . . and alienate you.

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  • Sometimes faith is believing that you are enough, that I am enough – believing that God’s love is the only true standard – and that if I fall short in loving others (or even myself), God’s love has covered even that. Because, you know, grace. 
Faith gives us the courage to be vulnerable.
God promised that this new covenant will mean that every bit of who God is and God’s intention for creation will already be writ large on their hearts. This hope is timeless. As it was for the Israelites, so it is for us. Faith is what got them through it all, and it is faith that moves us now.
We can be fewer in number, decreasing in mobility and endurance - and permeate the community, disciple with nothing but who we are. And that is enough. Because God alone, is enough. (Read/view more, link in bio)
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#faith #grace #discipleship #paceofgrace #bejust #listen #sacrament #reconcile #covenant #instrumentofpeace #womenclergy #feministpriest #feministpastor #nonbinary #inclusive #lovefirst #communion #paceofgrace #thepaceofgrace #argueitout #bewhoyouare #lovewashismeaning #reconciliation
  • The night sky approximately 4pm mst, Denver, October 16,1993. We’ve seen the stars over 26 years together and from all over the world. And these same stars are witness to us choosing each other over and again. I’m up for going an ultramarathon more years with you - as long as we have stellar orthotics! Love you @howiejim to the stars and beyond!
 #26years has no #traditionalgift‽
  • So amazing to witness this remarkable human who completed the #chicagomarathon - and with two seasoned marathoners who ran to multiple markers just to cheer him on. @howiejim ran to raise funds for #worldvision - along with others running for the same cause raised over $3m that will provide clean water for 60k people. The race was also the culmination of a disciplined training regimen that is a beautiful example to his family and all who know him. I’m so proud of you baby!
  • Sometimes doing good, loving mercy, walking alongside Jesus, sometimes the blowback wears you down. ‘You will have much trouble in this world,’ said Jesus. And: ‘I have overcome.’ Trust. Lean not on your own understanding. With your whole heart, acknowledge: Jesus is who he says he is. That is enough.
The worlds needs people who have come alive. Let us encourage each other to Love and to do good. Because loving is the only way to know God - and to come fully, truly alive! Solo Dios basta. PC @greersnyder ~
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#lovefirst #casualprieststories #casualpriest #bejust #listen #sacrament #reconcile #covenant #instrumentofpeace #womenclergy #feministpriest #feministpastor #nonbinary #inclusive #communion #paceofgrace #thepaceofgrace #lovewashismeaning #reconciliation #solodiosbasta #priestlife
  • Smooth operator #lifebalance  #sundaymeditation
  • It requires a fair amount of faith to live in unity, with a bond of peace. We must believe there is “one body and one Spirit, … called to the one hope … one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” It is communion; it is the disciple’s communion. It is active faith – not unthinking, holding to some literalism that creates a fissure between us – but genuine, ‘working out our faith’ (Phil2:12) working hard at it, with even a bit of fear and trembling. For this kind of faith we must be gentle with each other and with ourselves, patient, bearing with each other in Love. Because those who love are born of God and know God. Those who don’t love – and it is easy to love those who love you, but Jesus says, “love your enemies too!” (Lk6:35) those who don’t love, don’t know God. Period. Because God. Is. Love. (To keep reading/watch, link in bio)
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#lovefirst #discipleship #bejust #listen #sacrament #reconcile #covenant #instrumentofpeace #womenclergy #feministpriest #feministpastor #nonbinary #inclusive #lovefirst #communion #paceofgrace #thepaceofgrace #argueitout #bugaboo #lovewashismeaning #reconciliation
  • My baby’s HS homecoming dance... This stunning human being accompanied a gorgeous free-spirit ✌🏼☮️ So thankful for a great group of friends and the lovely parents who collaborate in the care of these high schoolers! #bewhoyouare #conversegoeswitheverything
  • Bright, sunshiny yellow mums 🌼 from my lover to brighten my office and my soul after a challenging few weeks and spat of gloomy days. #hesakeeper
  • The Japanese concept of ma – the sound of silence – is the silence that can be found between sounds. It is being present to the moment, attentive to the noises and sounds – and finding a sense of well-being, even joy, within it. It is only enjoyed, however, when there is true listening. Only when we pay attention to what we hear can we also detect the substance that is in the in between. Crucially, if I’m not listening and noticing those spaces, hearing into the nuance, the life contained with them, I “may indeed look, but not perceive,  and may indeed listen, but not understand; . . . [and fail to] turn again and be forgiven.” Mk4:12.
I may not turn to you and be reconciled, or truly understand from where you are coming . . . and alienate you. “The [Apostle’s] Creed is not a call to believe in the Church. The Creed is a call to follow the Christ.” (to read/watch more, link in bio) #JoanChittister -
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#ApostlesCreed #listen #discipleship #bejust #listen #sacrament #reconcile #covenant #instrumentofpeace #lovefirst #womenclergy #feministpriest #feministpastor #nonbinary #inclusive #lovefirst #communion #paceofgrace #thepaceofgrace #argueitout #inchoate #lovewashismeaning #reconciliation
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