Curating Extravagant Welcome

Matthew 10:40-42 [Jesus said:] “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and […]

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How Do We Get Distracted?

Luke 10:38-42 What makes you feel distracted? What distracts you from being your true self? Facundo Cabral, Argentine singer, songwriter, and philosopher (1937-2011), once wrote about distraction and depression. Here is an excerpt: You are not depressed; you are distracted. You believe that you have lost something, which is impossible, because everything that you have was […]

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Why Welcoming Everyone is Crazy

Mark 3:20-35 Two Sundays ago I called the Norristown Courthouse eight times. Eight times. You see, a month ago, I received my fourth summons to appear in Norristown, PA for jury duty. Now this won’t be a rant about someone’s “civic responsibility” or bureaucracy, or the government, or whatever. Instead, I’m going to tell you […]

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