Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love. —Reinhold Niebuhr

Sal Fierro

A portal opened up one day; appearing on some dusty, western horizon: and out from an older age and world stepped a man into our time and place. God crafted him out of Texas dirt and his own tobacco spit. He was a man who dug his own well with a shovel and a hammer…

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May we have eyes to see the renewal of all things breaking into our world today. May we have the courage to follow Jesus in his risen life. Happy Easter!

Luminous Windows

“And so when the window of the soul becomes illumined with God’s presence, it’s good to bask in it as we would in our own homes as the morning sun streams through the windows. It’s good to sit in silence for a bit, and then to “rise, and not be afraid” of whatever befalls us the rest of the day: whether the events turn out to be terrible, spectacular, or mundane.”

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