by Leslie Scoopmire Hebrews 11:29-12:2 In the epistle passage for this Sunday, the author of the Letter to the…
By focusing on the poor and the marginalized — as well we should — have we become blind to the needs of the rich and isolated?
by Leslie Scoopmire Luke 12:13-21 In one of my favorite movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, there’s a pivotal scene involving…
Jesus’s message about prayer is less about the words, “Our father… hallowed be… thy kingdom… give us… forgive us…” It is much more about this: You already know how to do it.
To do something or Not to do something… That is the question
We have all been each of the four people in the story—including the man who had been beaten, robbed, and left for dead by robbers and by the passersby.
God never fails to help and govern those whom he has set upon the sure foundation of his lovingkindness
But sometimes He is just the God of carrying on. It’s the work of the saints, and of sinners like us. It is the heroic work of following Jesus to bear our scars and to carry on.
Imaginary archeological discovery sheds new light on early Christianity.
In what ways does the tradition comfort you to the exclusion of the mission?
This coming Sunday, “Shepherd Sunday,” we will be reminded that Jesus’s sheep know him and his voice. But this recognition works both ways. Jesus knows his sheep—and the sheep know Jesus.
The next time you find yourself trapped in the same old sin, whatever it is, ask yourself, “What did I really hope to gain?” There’s a very good possibility that it’s something you already have.
Our Lenten Journey isn’t over yet, but the time is short. Make final preparations!
No matter how thorny your situation is, there is a way out. By looking in the high places, going where others do not go, and by observing whatever is around you… maybe just sheep and some scrub brushes… you can find an answer. Listen, can you hear it?
We are a desiring people. There is passion, preference, yearning in our own hearts, and in the divine heart too.