November 18, 2019
Prayer for the Week: In the single most impactful moment of human history, when all hope appeared to be lost, you did not send a Rambo figure or even call upon the elite Roman Infantry. The cross was the reversal of every hero adventure; the upending of every story of courage; the dismantling of every myth on which Empires had been built. Your Embodied Love hung upon the cross while the powers and principalities of this world were gleeful, arrogantly jubilant in their perceived victory. Your Love, O Breath of Creation, did not raise a finger in his own defense; not a call for violent revolution; not a hint of vengeful reprisal. The cross represented the turning point, the marker at which humanity was given a choice to continue to live a false narrative of egotism or to give itself to something holy-other. The adventures of old, the stories and myths once told, still claim their superiority today. For that reason, the choice before us remains just as real as it was on Golgotha. Come, Holy Spirit! Come among us and reveal to us the fullness of the Jesus-Story. Let us see the beauty of his life that discredits every false prophet who claims your name while epitomizing the very evil that put your Embodied Love upon the cross. We make this prayerful plea in the name of the Peaceful One, Jesus. Amen.
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