Led By Mercy, Strengthened By Love

Sometimes when we don't know how to pray, or what to say, we lean on the prayers that have gone before us.

As I have read about the 2,300 children separated from their parents on the US-Mexico border in the last month, I have prayed, "Lord, have mercy."

As I listened to a pediatrician report on a shelter that instructs its workers not to hold the youngest of immigrants, even if they are crying, I have prayed, "Christ have mercy."

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The Many Shoes Pastors Wear

I've never cared much for the expression, "He / she wears many hats." I often associate it not with someone having multiple gifts but rather with someone having too many obligations. Numerous responsibilities are part of any vocation, relationship, and community. Fulfilling those responsibilties, however, can quickly become serving too many masters.

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