There is a story told about a man who has spent his evening in a bar. Inebriated and after last call, the man chose to walk home. On the way, it began to rain and storm. To shorten his walk, the man chose to cut through the cemetery. Not having a light to guide hisContinue reading “The holes we fall into.”
Why do you come to worship? What or who are you pursuing? Do you know? As we stop to consider the words of the Gospel this week, it is the question that keeps on popping up. People, when the discovered that the disciples were gone in the boat and that Jesus was missing went inContinue reading “Our hands were empty, and God filled them.”
How do we know that this way of living is important? Let’s consider what we have in this week’s Gospel Lesson (Mark 5: 21-43) It is a two story sandwich about a little girl, beloved of her father who goes to find and bring Jesus home. Jairus sets out to find Jesus not knowing thatContinue reading “We need to remember that we are interruptible.”
The Gospel for this week seems to capture the mind and so there is a second kick at the can in terms of writing for Sunday. In particular, there is an image of Jesus in the boat as they head out onto the Sea of Galilee and to make for the other (Gentile, pig farmers’)Continue reading “Getting through it all.”
You might not think it, but popularity even in ministry has its drawbacks. Not being about to move, think or eat because of people and their demands for whatever it is they need from you. That is why in the Gospel this week, Jesus and the Twelve get in a boat and leave the growingContinue reading “Will you take a bucket?”
People like a good mystery. Maybe it is because we like the challenge of figuring on our own. It might be because when we do figure things out, we like the pride that comes with being able to do that and maybe in being one up on everyone else. There is a certain amount ofContinue reading “Solving the mystery.”
There is a song and it is one of those songs that, you can help fall in love with it. You cannot help singing it. The message it conveys is simple and powerful. I meant it to you because the very first time that I heard it was the night my father died. After exitingContinue reading “Good News from the battlefield.”
Maybe it have been said before, but maybe it needs to be said again: This is the Sunday that the Assistant in the Parish preaches because he or she will try to do the mental gymnastics to explain Trinitarian math to the congregation. That is, the inexperience should preach and they will do a fineContinue reading “The Faith in Comfortable Words.”
Have you every been to a vineyard? Have you walked the length of a vine and tasted the fruit that comes from it straight from the vine? Did the vine refuse to give you a taste? Did the vine object to you taking the fruit or complain of the pain in loosing its efforts ofContinue reading “THE REAL OFFENSE”
If last week was about remaining (abiding) with and in Jesus, then this week is about doing as Jesus does (John15:9-17). First though, let’s remember what s going on and why Jesus is saying and doing the things that he is saying and doing. Judas has gone out to betray his master to the JewishContinue reading “Love is more than duty. It is the command.”
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