October 29, 2013.Reading time 12 minutes.
Luke 18:9-14, NRSV He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I […]
October 23, 2013.Reading time 16 minutes.
Genesis 32:24-31 NRSV Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day […]
October 17, 2013.Reading time 16 minutes.
Luke 17:11-19 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus* was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers* approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ 14When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And […]
October 8, 2013.Reading time 13 minutes.
2 Timothy 1:6-9; 13, 14 [NRSV] For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. Do not be ashamed, then, of […]
October 3, 2013.Reading time 14 minutes.
Luke 16:19-31 This parable in Luke is not an easy one to stomach. After all, its ending is pretty harsh. A rich man dies. In life, the rich man had ignored a poor and hungry man, Lazarus, who also dies. But Lazarus ends up in eternal comfort with Abraham via an angel taxi; the rich […]