We don’t know how this story ends for the older brother, but that is ok, because we can determine how it ends for us.
Our planet is in great peril, but a course change is within our grasp if we act now. Like the fig tree, we have a chance, not infinite chances, but we have this chance. We have this chance to make a commitment to make changes to the way we live, the way we waste, the… Continue reading This Is Our Chance – Luke 13:1-9
It is within our grasp if we act now. Repent. Change your ways so you can have life. Like the fig tree, we have a chance, not infinite chances, but we have this chance. We have this chance to make a commitment to make changes to the way we live, the way we waste, the… Continue reading This is Our Chance – Luke 13;1-9
Our scripture lesson today is all about recognizing this tension in our world, the tension between the way the world is and the way God envisions our world being – and about having the strength and courage, as people of faith, as followers of Jesus, to respond.
As we journey through these Lenten days and nights, as we relive the challenges facing Jesu and his disciples, may we have the courage to also face our own challenges and our own worries, knowing that new life awaits. May we have the wisdom to accept this gift of 40 days to quiet the voices… Continue reading When the Noise Overwhelms – Luke 4:1-13
Nothing the world can throw at us will separate us from God. And this is something we need to remember as we begin our journey through Lent, as we face the despair of all of our own personal Good Fridays, those days when tomorrow feels so uncertain, when the narrative of fear seems overwhelming, when… Continue reading When Shadows Come – Luke 9:28-36
We may not be able to forgive everything that is done to us, we may struggle to love those who have given us no reason to love them, but if we try, with each little bit of love we can share, each bit of forgiveness we can extend, the patters of our world shift, the… Continue reading More Love and Less Fear – Luke 6:27-38