Restorative justice is not a replacement of retributive justice, but a complement. It seeks the rehabilitation of the wrongdoer and the repair of the victim's injury. - Lewis B. Smedes
Readings: 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12: 13a
“For Someone Awakening To The Trauma of Their Past” – John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
I want to see Jesus/ maybe in the clouds or on the shore/ just walking, beautiful man/ and clearly
someone else besides.
– The Vast Ocean Begins Just Outside Our Church: The Eucharist – by Mary Oliver
Readings: Mark 6: 45-56
The Vast Ocean Begins Just Outside Our Church: The Eucharist – by Mary Oliver
“Imperialism and exploitation,” he wrote, “spheres of influence, trade barriers, unequal distribution of the world's goods, starvation in the midst of plenty, slums with gold coasts next door, poverty supporting luxury: These are marks of an unChristian world.” - Sara Miles, That This Bread: A Radical Conversion
Scripture Readings: Mark 6: 14 – 29 Mark 6: 30- 45
The Rev. Dr. Delle McCormick
Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, CAPCITAR practitioner for Healing and Transforming Trauma, and Pace e Bene Agent for Non-violent Change, Tucson Clergy Against Racial Profiling.