Lee Catoe

Jesus in the Midst of COVID-19

As the coronavirus makes its way across the world (yes, Mr. President, it is here), panic has ensued reflected in grocery stores depleted of toiletries and sanitizer, airlines shutting down travel, nation-wide bans, college closings, market crashes, church live streaming,

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Jesus in the Midst of COVID-19

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As the coronavirus makes its way across the world (yes, Mr. President, it is here), panic has ensued reflected in grocery stores depleted of toiletries and sanitizer, airlines shutting down travel, nation-wide bans, college closings, market crashes, church live streaming, and individual and communal anxiety rising to an all-time high.

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From the Universe to the Atom: A Prayer for World Day of Prayer

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From the universe filled with galaxies beyond numberThankfulness for the vastness and the creative imagination of GodFill our soaring minds, engage our wonder, and keep us on the edge of our seatsSwirl within our hearts your artistic spirit, O God From the spherical globe that we call home Barely hanging on

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Easter

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John 20: 1-18 “Run, run faster than him,” says the one whom Jesus loved. “I must get there to see if this is true…that the one who loved me is risen from the dead.”  The gospel of John depicts a version of the resurrection that begins with a race.  Mary

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Epiphany: War and Death are No Gift from God

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For tyrants do much for themselvesHerods among the nations that dwell for selfWhen bombs cloud the star that moves and shinesDust and fire skew where the Christ child sighs War and death are no gift from GodEven when they are clothed in god-like garb The wise ones follow the star so

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Facing the Bronze Serpent: A Call Out to White People

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A couple months ago, several friends and I decided to take a trip to the National Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.  This museum is unique in that it not only tells the history of slavery in our country, but it gives a critical eye to the aftermath

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Prayer for World Communion Sunday

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From the earth comes grain and wine From the earth comes nourishment and quenching of thirstFrom creation comes your people, O God. From the trees comes the tableFrom the clay comes the plate and chalice From creation comes your people, O God. As your people go to the table –

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