In general our world does not deal very well with change. Too often, the new beginnings, new technologies, and revolutionary ideas are too quickly put to use by those in power to manipulate others and gain more power. Or these new ideas and technologies are used to gain power over each other as we compete… Read More Baptism Helps Us Deal Positively With Change
In our scripture passage we read this past Sunday we were given two examples of people praying. The first is a Pharisee who is a respected leader of the people who follow the rules of the old covenant. The second is a the tax collector, who works at, what was commonly considered a corrupt occupation,… Read More “O God, be merciful to me, a sinner”
Jesus was talking to a man, an expert in Jewish law, who was testing him. The lawyer asked what he needed to do to go to heaven. Jesus’ reply was to love God and love your neighbour as yourself. The insolent man asked, “and who is my neighbour?” Jesus told this story: There was a… Read More The Good Samaritan
Jesus referred to himself as the Good Shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14). At the time, and in the place that Jesus spoke these… Read More The Good Shepherd
It might sound funny but, sometimes I think we are scared of hope. In the broken world we live in, we can get tricked or taken in by those who promise good, but who do something else. Think about all the advertising we encounter in our day. Everything from cars to washing soap promise us our life… Read More Scared of Hope?