In a culture of the hierarchy of the past, as well as today, it is good to be the host and the ones near the head of the table. A few questions Jesus wants his fellow guests to consider are: what about those not on the guest list, or those not invited, and those not even “worthy” to be in the presence of the host?Read More
Reflect a moment on who taught you how to pray?
Was it a parent,--- a teacher, ---a pastor, ---a friend? Learning to pray is not like learning how to drive a car or to play an instrument. It is most likely not something, you can learn from a YouTube video. Learning to pray is something you do by watching others and practicing. Perhaps it’s like learning how to kiss.Read More
As we wrap up our Easter season of dreaming it is time to consider how we might turn these dreams into reality. How do we go out and meet all the possibilities we see being created around us?Read More
Let me tell you a story of discipleship… A 70-year-old, seriously mentally ill woman with a long history of homelessness, reappeared after being missing for six months. She was in terrible shape. For days we tried to engage with her, to encourage her to bathe and change, to go into a shelter and get a bed, all to no avail.Read More