But the peculiar thing, at least from a biblical perspective, is that the rich – the ones with the abundance – rely on an ideology of scarcity, while the poor – the ones suffering from scarcity – rely on an ideology of abundance. How can that be? – Walter Brueggemann
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. - Wendell Berry
Scripture Readings: Numbers 11: 4-29 Empty Shelves – by Ernesto Cardenal
“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly" - Rumi
Scripture Readings: Mark 9:30-37 Just Beyond Yourself - by David Whyte
“Let me bathe in your words. Let me soak up your silence. Let me hear your voice. Let me enter your quiet. Let me tell out your stories. Let me enclose them within me. Let me be the spaces between phrases where you make your home.” – Jan Richardson
Scripture Readings: Psalm 19 James 3:1-13, 17-18
“It doesn't promise to solve or erase suffering but to transform it, pledging that by loving one another, even through pain, we will find more life. And it insists that by opening ourselves to strangers, the despised or frightening or unintelligible other, we will see more and more of the holy, since, without exception, all people are one body: God's.” ― Sara Miles, Take This Bread : A Radical Conversion
Scripture Readings: Mark 7:24-37 (TIB) Heart’s Desire - by Aurora Levins Morales
The Rev. Seth Wispelwey
Interim Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC.