Collect of the Day

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wisdom from the Poets

Still, what I want in my life
Is to be willing
To be dazzled-
To cast aside the weight of facts
And may even
To float a little
Above this difficult world.

I want to believe I am looking
Into the white fire of a great mystery.
I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing –
That the light is everything-
That it is more than the sum
Of each flawed blossom rising and falling.
And I do.

– Mary Oliver

The church is not just the building, it’s the people. It’s not just the gathering, it’s also the scattering. – John Wimber