Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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Prayer Practice for the Week

The Daily Examen
Over 400 years ago Ignatius of Loyola encouraged a prayer-filled mindfulness technique for prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and to discern his direction for us. Learn more.
Daily Devotion

Scripture of the Day
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. ( Exodus 22:21-23)

God hears the cries of those who suffer. God takes the side of the oppressed, not the oppressor. On the surface, that may not seem surprising. But consider it: God takes sides. God stands with the most vulnerable against those who take advantage of their power. This is true whatever the nature of that power — gender, race, economics, religion, education. The instruction is therefore given to protect the outcast and remember: we were all once outcasts; we were all once vulnerable. 

Liberating God, where I am vulnerable be my guard. Where I am powerful restrain me from abusing others. Where I am weak be my strength. Where I am strong humble my ego. Where I am unable to survive rescue me. Where I am full send me to be of use in the liberation of your people. Amen.
Spiritual Definition

" Intersectionality is the idea that social identities, related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination, and multiple group identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities." 1

Where are you on the map of power and vulnerability?