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Spiritual Life Briefs

LA Lutheran hosts gathering for reflection

Los Altos Lutheran Church has scheduled “A Light in the Darkness: Cultivating Compassion & Community” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

Amid the change and uncertainty of current times, the church will host the gathering for reflection, conversation and healing. Church representatives said local residents are invited to “demonstrate your commitment to living a life of love, unity and inclusiveness.”

Spiritual Perspective: Embracing diversity may be difficult, but it could unite the world

Our latest struggles as a nation with human diversity remind me of one of my math classes. One would make an initial assumption and then continue with the proof. If the result was a contradiction, one would conclude that the original assumption must have been false.

Any assumption that leads to the marginalization or objectification of a group of people based on religion, race, gender, nationality or class requires re-examination, as it contradicts God’s teachings.

Spiritual Life Briefs

LA Lutheran hosts gatherings for reflection

Los Altos Lutheran Church has scheduled “A Light in the Darkness: Cultivating Compassion & Community,” a weekly gathering 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 6 at the church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

Amid the change and uncertainty of current times, the church will host the sessions of reflection, conversation and healing. Church representatives said local residents are invited to “demonstrate your commitment to living a life of love, unity and inclusiveness.”

SV Prayer Breakfast focuses on 'Joy in a Challenging World'

 

Three speakers are slated to address the 23rd annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, scheduled 7-8:30 a.m. March 31 at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway.

Spiritual Life Briefs

SV Prayer Breakfast scheduled March 31

Three speakers are slated to address the 23rd annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, scheduled 7-8:30 a.m. March 31 at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway.

The theme of the event, which began in 1995 as the Los Altos Prayer Breakfast, is “Finding Joy in a Challenging World.”

The miracle that occurs when justice and mercy collide

Many people think of God as a judge. We fear the “Judgment Day,” when we all will be accountable for everything we have done wrong. And death is the gateway to that dreaded uncertainty.

We have a dilemma – we want justice, but we don’t want judgment. When unjust things happen, a sense of “it shouldn’t be that way” rises up in us. We want justice for those who wrong us. But for ourselves – we want mercy.


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