Lee Catoe

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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

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The Canaanite Woman and the Accountability of Jesus

The story of the Canaanite woman infuriates me. Commentators and scholars, particularly male identifying ones, that focus on this woman’s persistence (which is notable) often make me wonder why we can’t hold Jesus accountable for his actions toward her? Breaking

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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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