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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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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“Melt Down”: A Song About Gun Violence

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Music and Lyrics by Lee Catoe, Managing Editor of Unbound Gold should melt in a fireLiquid beauty to make whateverNecklace on your neck or rings on your hand But Gold becomes an Idol Shines too bright and rivalsthe light of the ones who once did stand Bullets should melt in

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A Labor Day Story: Workers’ Dignity and Prophetic Voices

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As some of us take our rest on Labor Day, may we ponder the meaning of what it means to labor. Labor creates productivity that then (with skills and tools) creates the means to capitalize on that productivity.  Labor is physical, mental, emotional, and yes, spiritual because our work and

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Prayer for Creation

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God of the rivers, valleys, mountains, and forests God of the lakes, bayous, creeks and oceansGod of the birds, sky, fish, and creatureYour people give you thanks Your children bask in the glory of your grace filled grassesWe run through your meadows with the joy of life But, yet, we

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