Monica A. Andermann (New York)
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[The Lord declares], “I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people, ’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’” - Hosea 2:23 (NIV)
At each Sunday service, a man at my church sits in the last pew and greets everyone who enters. It doesn’t matter who wanders into the church: stranger, newcomer, or homeless person. If he doesn’t know the visitor, he introduces himself and asks for his or her name. At the...
God loves me and knows me by name.
Someone who has been marginalized
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”