“What we would like to do is change the world–make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, the poor, of the destitute–the rights of the worthy and the unworthy poor, in other words–we can, to a certain extent, change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world." - Dorothy Day
Readings: Isaiah 58:9-12, Luke 13:10-17 and Prayer for All Things Rising - by Jan Richardson
Life, life is what you must affirm, no matter how painfully, even unwillingly . . . You are reliable only when others always ascertain they will always find life in your presence. Others must know you as faithful so often that when they wonder where life lives, they will think of you as one in whom life has made a home! – from Free to Be Faithful by Anthony Padovano
Readings: Luke 12: 32-38 and
For the Time of Necessary Decision by John O'Donahue
“Coming Alive” by Julie Janney
The Rev. Curtis S. (Curt) Ackley
Senior Pastor (Bridge) of Rincon Congregational UCC.