“Whosoever welcomes the littlest of these children welcomes me”
Jesus put children at the heart of his vision of the kingdom of heaven, but our society so often fails them
All: Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to little children
“The title says it all. Michael Morwood ‘s new book IT’ S TIME is a winner as he speaks to a wide spiritual audience while delivering a well written work that is easy to read and full of useful wisdom…This writer Tom has read all of Michael Morwood’s books and finds IT’S TIME to be his best. IT’S TIME has arrived amidst much crisis and offers intelligent information that can bring about peace of mind.”read more
We can grow closer to God and deeper in compassion – and we can understand our own traditions better – through more intimate awareness and experience of the world’s religions. Pluralism Sunday, May 5, is a time …read more
Leader: The presence of God is surely in this place.
People: The presence of God is everywhere.
We give thanks for families of all shapes and sizes, which provide such an important basis for love and support in our society.read more
Today we celebrate mothers in all their diversity:
Mothers who experienced the joy and challenge of pregnancy and childbirth to bring another human being into the world
In the young, elders hope for justice.
In elders, the young see the wisdom of faith.
We are one with the creatures,
One with the plants,
One with the life of Earth.
Divine Wisdom, we come seeking your guidance in our efforts to work together for peace. We come from diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and religions. We believe these differences enrich us all. Lead us on your paths to lasting and true peace.read more
Dear God, bless my taxes! Give me peace of mind as I struggle to fill out the forms and determine the right amounts I should be sending to Washington and Sacramento. Keep me calm, I pray, as I write out those fat checks on April 15. And whisper a reminder to me, Lord, of all the good reasons that I send my money to my government every year.read more
When Man from Eden new-cast out then tore at Earth and ripped
Her coal and iron, her oil and gold, his melancholy tipped
The world toward devastated blight, toward envy, hatred, wars.
They turned sweet hills to desert wastes and pocked the Earth with sores.
All: We are all partners and stewards of the unfolding universe, which is God’s glorious creation. Together we make the following shared commitment:read more
I lift up my eyes to Diablo
looming over the bay, a diadem of gold and green
spreading its dun folds down to its urban skirts