Seeds, Sowers and Top Soil: Who are we? The Parable of the Sower

Seeds, Sowers and Top Soil: Who are we? The Parable of the Sower

Seeds, Sowers and Top Soil: Who are we? October 17 – Metro Baptist Church Cláudio Carvalhaes Mark 4:1–8   The Parable of the Sower Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the land. 2 He began to teach them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: 3 ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,…

The Sun and the Moon – Genesis 1: 14-19 – Sermon

The Sun and the Moon – Genesis 1: 14-19 – Sermon

The Sun and the Moon October 3, 2021 – Grace Lutheran Church Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes Genesis 1:14-19 14 And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 God…

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

Our God who are in pluriverses, the skies and the earth,   Blessed be your name: life. May your pulsing life come to be seen, heard, touched and felt through the oceans, the forests, in the rocks, in the life of plants and in the sounds of animals and singing birds. May the atmosphere of the sky that carries our ability to breathe continue balanced as fossil presences are kept under the earth. Give us this day our daily bread through a variety of seeds and grains and leaves without pesticides, without monocultures, from local farms and agro-biodiverse-cultures. Forgive our…

“And when he had said this, he breathed his last breath”

“And when he had said this, he breathed his last breath”

May our breathing be sustenance for those losing their last breath. May our breathing be solidarity for those losing their lives. May our breathing be a healing balm for those breathing heavily. May our breathing be resurrection for those crucified. May our breathing be renewal of life to others and to us. May our breathing be life, honor and fight in the name of people who were destroyed, abandoned, violated, desecrated and killed by powers of death! May our breathing be the restoration of the memories of animals, plants, trees, mountains and all earth beings who went extinct. May our…

The Honeyeaters are losing their songs… Here is a prayer for them

The Honeyeaters are losing their songs… Here is a prayer for them

Have you heard of the Honeyeaters? They are losing their songs… When I read about them, my heart felt to the ground. Here is a prayer I wrote for them. Dear Honeyeaters, I have heard about you. How beautiful birds you all are! Far away from me, I also heard about your struggle Your struggle to survive Your home being desecrated Your refugia being erased Your species dwindling down I heard you couldn’t find your own singing You are so few You can’t find your elders to teach you your own songs For they are all almost gone So the…