The Questions We Ask . . . . An Origin Story

The lawyer then asks his follow up question – who is my neighbor? Seriously, I get this. Because loving someone as yourself is not a simple, easy thing and so I also want to know who gets this kind of love from me. I am thankful he asked for all of us. Who gets this kind of love, Jesus? Who do I love this deeply, this unconditionally, this fully? I want to know.

A story . . .

A Guest Post This is the story of one woman responding to a need she saw. Thinking she didn’t have a lot to give, she did what she could with what she had and God did the rest. I am so inspired by her example, by her story. The shelter she is speaking of has continue reading »

Year Without Shopping – November

I am in the 11th month of my shopping fast.  It has been such a positive experience for me. That’s not to say there haven’t been things I’ve missed buying!  There certainly have been, and I have chronicled those things here in this this blog.  Socks, right now I am wishing for new socks!   continue reading »

Year Without Shopping September

I am now in the ninth month of my buy-nothing adventure.  Some things feel easier, some harder.  For the most part I have gotten used to not buying things and so in that sense I think I have begun to be reconditioned away from a buy-first approach to my life. On the other hand, there continue reading »

Melanie and the Micah Launch

Here is our intern Melanie Yong’s reflection on last week’s Micah 6:8 Launch: On a cold Sunday morning in March, the Boston Faith & Justice Organization launched our first Service Learning program in partnership with Salvation Army in Malden, MA. It has been a project that we have talked about for months and deliberated over continue reading »

Guest Post – Melanie Yong

As I walk past aisle after aisle of the cold section in my local supermarket, checking the different cuts, parts and fat percentage in the minced meat, I thought about that time when I visited my friend in his village, east of my homeland in Malaysia. Scanning through fleshy, pink fresh meat, organic and non-organic, continue reading »

it’s not just cubits in here

My grandmother, who passed away eight years ago, read through the Bible annually.  I still remember her in her house dress and bathrobe sitting in an old arm chair in the morning leafing through her well-worn King James.  I aspire to her consistency but not the house dress and bathrobe, they were kind of awful!  continue reading »

A Time Such as This

These days I find myself often considering and being challenged by Mordecai’s words from Esther 4:14 – And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? The story of Esther has been a source of inspiration for me for some time.  Esther’s courage, her commitment to continue reading »

Risk and Reward

By Miriam Riad Throughout Scripture, we see that followers of Jesus are required to take risks. Whether it is risk of social status, risk of losing possessions, or even risk of their very lives, Christians are called to this life of abandonment. One of my favorites passages of Scripture is Mark 10, where Jesus has continue reading »