So many of us join the seminary out of a terrible fear of the desires God has placed in our hearts. To fall in love. To live our gender identity. To have children. To be at peace.
There is something profound in the mention of “four in the afternoon” because this is the author’s way of inviting us into their experience and helping us move forward together toward none other than Jesus Christ!
We at Vine & Fig would love to know what the season of Lent means to you.
Much of the resistance I’ve seen as a gay person has come from fellow Christians who’ve bought into the idea that somehow I made the choice, and not our God, to be a member of the LGBTQIA community.
I want to drive home this reminder: the Gospel, both today’s message and the entirety of the mission of Jesus of Nazareth are a call to action. When I feel the days have become too much, I remember that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man, a man who fulfilled a call that I’m sure he didn’t always understand.
“Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We have seen his star and have come to do him homage.”
Who are the magi in our world bringing gifts?
Where is the star we are following?
Claiming your identity is about how you understand the truth about yourself and your life in the here and now.
Should you build me a house to dwell in? Despite the effect this time of year has on my depression, this somehow remains my favorite time of year.