Today in America, I can safely say we are there, in the Pit. In the Pit because Young People, People my age who look like me, were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue with swastikas and Heils and Nazi chanting. Because there is nothing we can call these people, but Nazis. It hurts … Continue reading
I look over as I raise my glass, the bread has been swallowed individually, because we are all individuals in Christ, and there is Westley, 7 years old and dead serious. “This is the blood of the New Covenant, Friends, drink ye all of it” I pronounce. Westley holds his cup as steady as he … Continue reading
This year my eldest is 8 so when we explained the presidential election, we had a lot of discussion about voting for the person who would be best for everyone, not just me. We explain that greed/selfishness is about valuing oneself over the community, talk about a heave conversation. Here in Acts 5:1-11 you have stories … Continue reading
Because God loves the world, this impossible world
Humans visit Hell all too frequently Continue reading
That’s why Palm Sunday–because to be fully human is to embrace the good, to feel and know suffering. I’m sure Jesus had to deal with anxiety and stress, I’m sure he had relationships that didn’t work out the way he wanted them to…I’m sure he saw people hurt and die who he cared about.
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A congregation came to Jesus and said, “Good teacher, what must we do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said, do the commandments. “Love and respect your neighbor. Have courage to do new things. Enter the world to support those in need. Gather as God’s family and honor everyone as human. Render to no one evil … Continue reading
I confess myself and seek God…because to me, they are the same thing…. Continue reading
There are very few pictures of Mary and Joseph that are not Joseph pulling Mary on the Donkey for Bethlehem. We aren’t there yet, though. Besides, they aren’t Even LOOKING at each other! But I can tell that Mary and Joseph aren’t really pictured before Jesus. Even though, they had some kind of relationship as … Continue reading
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