Your Following

“To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.” — Scot McKnight————————————————————————————————–Dear Friends: Where are you being called to follow? The concept of “following” holds unique meaning in this era of social media. When […]

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Attention = Generosity

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil John 12:1–812 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. […]

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Make some room

“The most sacred invitation that a person can extend to us is to invite us into their pain. But that means that we have to choose to knock on a door that we often prefer to pretend is not there.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough John 2:1-11On the third day there was a wedding in Cana […]

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AHa!

———————-“I cannot be awake, for nothing looks to me as it did before, or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.” ― Walt Whitman He Qi, The Adoration of the Magi Matthew 2:1-2  NRSVIn the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of […]

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Lasting Food

Hello Friends, Wherever you are today, whatever you are feeling, know that you are loved and valued. John 6:58 Jesus said to them…This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever. The feeding of the […]

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Every Day a New year

Matthew 2 Hello, my friends! I got behind in my blogging. Thanks for sticking around. I hope you enjoy this reflection I wrote as Dec. 31st rolled into January 1st. I don’t know what the year 2020 was like for you, but I hope that this message will at least encourage you to embrace a […]

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Our Power to be Able to Fight for Love

Matthew 11:2-5When John heard in prison what the Anointed One was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the […]

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Our Grief Unites Us, and Can Heal Us

Matthew 15: 21-28Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon. ’But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples […]

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Mustard Seeds of Revolutionary Love

Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52Jesus put before them another parable: ‘The experience of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in theirs field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the […]

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Judge Not, Love Sought

Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 Jesus put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the […]

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