Luke chapter 5. I’m reading David Bentley Hart’s New Testament translation, and I get to Luke 5, and there Jesus is doing all this Jesus stuff. He’s calling disciples, directing them to a huge haul of fish where there had been no fish all night, he’s healing lepers, making the perpetually unclean clean. Because unlike you […]Read More Through the Roof!!
Posted this last year, worth sharing again… “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak […]Read More MLK
Back to the story at hand. Let’s not miss that after the healing narrative in this story of healing the man at the pool of Bethesda, the story says Now that day was the Sabbath. It was the Sabbath. “So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and […]Read More The Rules
Back in John’s telling of the first recorded miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine… So yes, On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The third day as in Tuesday, as in Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…also as in the doubly blessed third day from Genesis, a doubly blessed day that must be the day […]Read More What’s That For Us?
There’s something good coming. We all go through hard times. We all have struggles. But we don’t give up hope. Even in the midst of our trouble and hard times, we hang onto our hope. We hope that something good is coming, for you and for me. There has to be something good coming. Because […]Read More Something Good is Coming
If you pay attention, you may have noticed the frequency of these messages becoming less…frequent. Sometimes we all go through certain struggles and challenges in doing things we think are important, and i am going through some of those struggles in my spiritual life right now. You might say I’m in a “dry spell”, […]Read More Coming to the Table
Five days after the crowds waved their palms and cried their hosannas as he entered Jerusalem, Jesus was on trial. The Prince of Peace had come, but they didn’t want a prince of peace, they wanted a hero. They wanted a hero. Like Barrabas. Mel Gibson misrepresented Barrabas. He got Barrabas all wrong. Barrabas was […]Read More They Wanted a Hero
Zacchaeus has something going for him. Zacchaeus is fascinated by Jesus. He’s heard of Jesus, he wants to just be able to see Jesus. But Zacchaeus also has a problem. The problem is the crowd. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he […]Read More Welcome at His Table
I’ve been working my way through the gospel of Luke, now we are into chapter 19. Ever since chapter 9, Luke has been retracing the final journey of Jesus to Jerusalem. From right after the transfiguration in chapter 9 to the triumphal entry at the end of chapter 19, Jesus is on a journey from […]Read More Little Rich Man
Looking at a central scripture for those of us in recovery, especially if you’re like me and participate in the Celebrate Recovery ministry. It’s a verse that reminds us all how close we are to relapse at any and all times. That verse is 1 Corinthians 10:12, So, if you think you are standing firm, be […]Read More Standing Firm