Tag: Body of Christ

Finding the Sacred in Place, People, and Story

“Are you hungry for a life that is more than simple existence, for something to give you hope, for surprises bathed in an eternal aura? Do you long for fellow travelers, for genuine community, a place where you can tell your story and listen to others? With whom you can share life and experience mission?”…

The Wounds and the Promise

LIVING WOUNDS

Christ’s wounds—
holes, gaps, gashes?—
remain, continue there,
healed; no pain or festering.
But they remain
places on the body
of the God-Man,
remembering.
A mystery!
There,
in the wounded place
we are part of Christ.
The nails are gone,
the sword withdrawn,
the thorns pulled out.
But these wounds live,
efficacious.
When His followers also
stand gashed and riddled,
touching our wounds to His;
bearing scars from
our own sins and
those of others
but festering no more;
together we form
places of healing
in the body of Christ.

~Catherine Lawton

An Early Lesson in Racial Reconciliation

  Children can feel the tensions, prejudices, and injustices that can exist around them. When my sister and I were about 6 and 7 Daddy pastored a church in a coastal town in Central California, where the parsonage was in a racially-mixed neighborhood. We thought nothing of the fact that we played with Black children.…

Eternal Snows and A Sacrifice of Love

Soon after we moved from California to Colorado, we had a blizzard during Easter week—a new experience for me. Pure white snow covered the ground when I wanted spring color to dot the landscape. But during that holy week, the pervasive, gleaming whiteness began taking on significance and speaking to my heart. The words of…

Good Friday Poem

Snow on Good Friday We grieve when snow falls on Good Friday eve. What about the greening, the beginnings of spring? when like manna fallen from Heaven— “My body broken for you” into flakes and crumbs— soft, pure-white flesh spread upon all that lies both dormant and sprouting, at morn reflects the rising sun; except…

Cladach Authors Reflect the Body of Christ

Cladach authors come from various streams of the body of Christ: Baptist, Nazarene, Evangelical Presbyterian, Anglican, Vineyard, Christian Church,  Assembly of God, Salvation Army, Messianic, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical Free, etc. We seek to have agreement on the essentials of the Faith, liberty in non-essentials, and in all things love! Do you follow Wesley? Calvin? Wimber?…

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