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There was a farmer who was a premier corn grower in his community. His corn was always sweeter and better than anyone else’s, and it always won the blue ribbon at the county fair. At the end of the growing season, he would take his seed corn, the corn that would be sown the following spring, and gave a large portion of it to all the farmers in the …
 
One of the central functions of the dark night, he says (referring to St. John of the Cross), is to convince those who grasp after things that God cannot be grasped. In John’s native Spanish, his word for God is ‘nada’. God is no-thing. God is not a thing. And since God is not a thing, God cannot be held on to. God can only be encountered as that w…
 
So Balaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. But God’s anger was kindled because he went, and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the way as his adversary. Now he was riding on the donkey, and his two servants were with him. And the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road, with a drawn sw…
 
They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was…
 
Death is but a doorway to the other side of life and existence. As followers of the Resurrected One, we believe that those who passed on are received into God’s eternal loving embrace. Jesus tells us that God is the God of the living and not of the dead (Mark 12:27 and Luke 20:38). By those words of Jesus, we know that our dearly departed are never…
 
You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. You shall not abuse any widow or orphan. If you do abuse them, when they cry out to me, I will surely heed their cry; my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children orphans. If you lend money to my…
 
I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. Scripture Reading Isaiah 45:2-3 (NRSV) “Come inside now, i…
 
For thus says the Lord: I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Scripture Reading 1 Isaiah 66:12-13 (NRSV) “Jerusalem, Je…
 
But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to th…
 
The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is …
 
Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in their yield; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath for the Lord: you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. You shall not reap the aftergrowth of [...] Read More... The post August is Sabbath M…
 
When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible distress.” And he said to him, “I will come and cure him.” The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: Queers Of …
 
Throughout Christian history, Ruth’s vow to Naomi has been used to illustrate the nature of the marriage covenant. These words are often read at Christian wedding ceremonies and used in sermons to illustrate the ideal love that spouses should have for one another. The fact that these words were originally spoken by one woman to [...] Read More... T…
 
When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: Queers Of The Bible – …
 
The prayer of the heart is indeed the way to the purity of heart that gives us eyes to see the reality of our existence. This purity of heart allows us to see more clearly, not only our own needy, distorted, and anxious self but also the caring face of our compassionate God. When that [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: Pride & Praise Worsh…
 
#SulongVAKLASH! Several church groups and conservatives oppose the SOGIE Equality Bill – the bill that seeks to address the discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. These conservatives often cite concerns that the proposed bill “oversteps” on their freedom of religion. They even claim that such a bill is no l…
 
Ang ikatlo at huling maipapayo ko, makisangkot ka. Ang buhay na hindi inilaan sa kapakanan ng iba ay parang lantang gulay o bilasang isda na walang nakinabang. Huwag kang kuripot. Ibigay mo ang buhay mo sa iba, maski na paminsan-minsan lang. Pumunta ka sa mga bukid, sa mga minahan, sa mga bundok, sa mga batang [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAK…
 
Conservatives often use the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah as justification for their homophobia. In this webinar, we will debunk the idea that homosexuality is a sin according to the bible (it’s NOT), and we will analyze what the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is really about. Note: the video presentation from this webinar [...] Read More... Th…
 
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: Let Your Light…
 
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: What’s Next? Come…
 
What is Sexual Orientation? Gender Identity? Gender Expression? Sex characteristics? What does it mean for the LGBTQIA+ movement? As a western concept, how does it overlap on our Filipino culture? What does it mean, and how can it enrich our faith and spirituality? Part 2 – Discussion on SOGIESC Speakers for this discussion are: Naomi [...] Read Mo…
 
What is Sexual Orientation? Gender Identity? Gender Expression? Sex characteristics? What does it mean for the LGBTQIA+ movement? As a western concept, how does it overlap on our Filipino culture? What does it mean, and how can it enrich our faith and spirituality? Part 1 – SOGIESC101 Sean Malang, the Advocacy Officer of Open Table [...] Read More.…
 
The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: What’s Next? Reach Out And Touch Him appeared first on Op…
 
The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said [...] Read More... The post #SulongVAKLASH: What Now? Live! Love! Tell! appeared first on Open Table …
 
“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, [...] Read More... The post Where Is Easter With A Mother’s Prayer appeared first on Open …
 
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your [...] Read More... The post Love In The Time Of Pandemic appeared first on Open Tab…
 
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the [...] Read More... The post Emptiness appeared first on Open Ta…
 
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does [...] Read More... The post The 8% Rainbow Flock app…
 
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures;he leads me beside still waters;he restores my soul.He leads me in right pathsfor his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I fear no evil;for you are with me;your rod and your staff—they comfort me. You prepare [...] Read More... The post Lead Us …
 
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it [...] Read More... The post Fear And Doubt …
 
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the [...] Read More... The post Our Labor For Love Continues app…
 
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the [...] Read More... The post Where Is Easter? appeared first …
 
Is there any good news in the cross of Jesus Christ for the LGBTQIA+ individuals, when in truth, the death of Jesus on the cross has been used to oppress us? Rev Joseph Tiu San Jose of Open Table MCC has insights on what it means to be an LGBTQIA+ Christian this Holy Week. [...] Read More... The post Good Friday: Is There Good News In The Cross For…
 
If you are to have a future, it will be a future together with others. A prayer of hope is a prayer that disarms you and extends you far beyond the limits of your own longings. Therefore, there can be no talk of prayer so long as praying is thought of as an activity which [...] Read More... The post Palm Sunday: Praying Is Social appeared first on …
 
Deep silence leads us to realize that prayer is, above all, acceptance. When we pray, we are standing with our hands open to the world. We know that God will become known to us in the nature around us, in people we meet, and in situations we run into. Prayer creates that openness in which [...] Read More... The post Ulit-Ulitin Mo: Mahal Ako Ng Diy…
 
We know there is some connection between prayer and silence, but if we think about silence in our lives, it seems that it isn’t always peaceful – silence can also be frightening. Just as there are two nights, there are two silences: one is frightening, the other peaceful. For many silence is threatening. They don’t [...] Read More... The post God’s…
 
Praying is no easy matter. It demands a relationship in which you allow someone other than yourself to enter into the very center of your person, to see there what you would rather leave untouched. The resistance to praying is like the resistance of a tightly clenched fists. This image, shows a tension, a desire [...] Read More... The post God Brin…
 
Do you still pray? How often? Do LGBTQI+ people pray? Does God listen to queer folks and do queer people listen to God? Why do you pray? What do you pray for? Or perhaps you’re struggling with praying or doubt its purpose and use? Or maybe you no longer believe in prayer and consequently no [...] Read More... The post With Open Hands appeared first…
 
February is love month in the Philippines because of Valentines’ Day. Like Christmas it is a very popular, highly celebrated (and commercialized) “holiday”. The primary focus is on romantic love (eros) and the grand gestures of romantic love; Whenever we talk about love it is hyper focused on romance when in fact it is so [...] Read More... The pos…
 
February is love month in the Philippines because of Valentines’ Day. Like Christmas it is a very popular, highly celebrated (and commercialized) “holiday”. The primary focus is on romantic love (eros) and the grand gestures of romantic love; Whenever we talk about love it is hyper focused on romance when in fact it is so [...] Read More... The pos…
 
February is love month in the Philippines because of Valentines’ Day. Like Christmas it is a very popular, highly celebrated (and commercialized) “holiday”. The primary focus is on romantic love (eros) and the grand gestures of romantic love; Whenever we talk about love it is hyper focused on romance when in fact it is so [...] Read More... The pos…
 
How do we make sense of hope for the coming year? How do we begin the year of 2021 with hope after everything that has happened in 2020 and the pandemic will continue to rage on going into 2021? Reading on the work of Scholar and Theologian, Diana Butler Bass, I found that gratitude does [...] Read More... The post Debt Of Gratitude appeared first …
 
How do we make sense of hope for the coming year? How do we begin the year of 2021 with hope after everything that has happened in 2020 and the pandemic will continue to rage on going into 2021? Reading on the work of Scholar and Theologian, Diana Butler Bass, I found that gratitude does [...] Read More... The post Grateful Together appeared first …
 
How do we make sense of hope for the coming year? How do we begin the year of 2021 with hope after everything that has happened in 2020 and the pandemic will continue to rage on going into 2021? Reading on the work of Scholar and Theologian, Diana Butler Bass, I found that gratitude does [...] Read More... The post Practicing And Cultivating Gratit…
 
How do we make sense of hope for the coming year? How do we begin the year of 2021 with hope after everything that has happened in 2020 and the pandemic will continue to rage on going into 2021? Reading on the work of Scholar and Theologian, Diana Butler Bass, I found that gratitude does [...] Read More... The post Sometimes It’s Hard To Be Thankfu…
 
When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11 (NRSV) [...] Read More... The post 2021 Dedication Sunday: Lor…
 
For thus says the LORD: Only when Babylon’s seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you [...] Read More... The post New Year’s Eve 2021: To Pray Is To Hope appeared …
 
What does the birth of Jesus teach me today? This is the question in my heart every time this season approaches. As peacemakers, we should always be thankful and welcoming of all the shepherd’s and the magi that have entered and continue to enter our lives. We have been blessed with people who want to [...] Read More... The post Christmas: Shepherd…
 
“God is always waiting for us. The God for who we wait never ever gives up on God’s people. We might give up on ourselves or take our present circumstance as the end of the story, but our God always holds a promise of healing, of wholeness, and of redemption. Advent for me has always [...] Read More... The post God And The Covid Conspiracy appeared…
 
One of the things that makes this season difficult for some is the sense of imposed happiness – the fact that we’re supposed to fee, or pretend to feel, something deliriously joyful. Imposing emotions on folks is troubling, not least because it doesn’t work, but also because coercion is never a manifestation of love. The [...] Read More... The post…
 
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