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For Peace

For peace, people must meet across differences. I say to meet people, not just to send them money and offer better professionals. All need to change. Fear must be changed into openness. Those on the rich side need to change and open their hearts to those on the other side. Those on the needy side [...]

October 17th, 2016|

Forgiveness

“In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each [...]

December 2nd, 2015|

They Teach Me

I am with people who are poor in spirit. They teach me that being is more important than doing, the heart is more important than the mind, and doing things together is more important than doing things alone. ~ Henri Nouwen                   

June 14th, 2015|

To Be Myself

I do not have to pretend that I am better than others and that I have to win in all the competitions. It’s okay to be myself, just as I am, in my uniqueness. That, of course, is a very healing and liberating experience. I am allowed to be myself, with all my psychological and [...]

June 12th, 2015|

If you seek God alone…

"If you seek God alone, then that which is from God in others will come alive, whether or not you can see it. Jesus sees what is of God in others, even if it is still hidden as a tiny seed. This is the gospel you must proclaim. Preach it simply. Jesus values each person; [...]

May 14th, 2015|

Patience is a Hard Discipline

"It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to [...]

May 12th, 2015|

To Forgive

"To forgive  the incessant provocations of daily life – to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son – how can we do it?  Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive [...]

May 6th, 2015|

The Intensity Of Love

"It is when we love the most intensely and most humanly that we can recognize how tepid is our love for others. The keenness and intensity of love brings with it suffering, of course, but joy too because it is a foretaste of heaven. When you love people, you see all the good in them, all [...]

April 23rd, 2015|

Tribute to a Faithful Mother

The Apostle Paul instructs the Church to, "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." So today we will do both as our dear friends in the faith remember a faithful mother, wife, sister, friend, and daughter. Margaret Zimmerman was a member of the Bruderhof and the great grand daughter of Eberhard Arnold. [...]

March 28th, 2015|

2015 Life Together Celebration (Lords Supper)

Exhortation: 1-22-15 Today let us come together to draw deep from the well at the Spring of Living Water. Let us be reminded of our constant need to go back to the well and discover the breadth, the length, the height, and the depth of the well that brings to us this Living Water. May [...]

January 27th, 2015|