Renate responded to this week’s lectionary passages with thoughts on complaining and lamenting in the spirit of “Being Human Together.” She touched on listening to the unspoken lament within our unfiltered grievances and the potential of kvetching to be artful, fun and meaningful when thoughtfully shared with friends.
Jess Williams reflects on home and the longings of the heart that led her to St. Stephen. She talks about loving her heart for leading her well, and how her (sometimes messy!) life, and belonging to this community is teaching her to let go of perfectionism (fear!) and trust that our belovedness has nothing to do with what we are able to achieve or perform.