So I can only conclude that, yes, this is a war – but that it is a war we can only win via the deployment of light, and love, and promise, and joy, and generosity, and beauty.
And the crowds who – for a moment – came so close to it all drift away from this amazing invitation to become resurrection people. Yet still, curious, they wonder why this empty feeling gnaws away at their souls?
I thought about my friend Sandee, who would pass peacefully into her own sunset a little over an hour later (probably around sundown in Minnesota), and I thanked God for the continuous witness to the resurrection that we enjoy every single day.
engaging our calling as disciples of Jesus, and living out God’s purposes in our day to day lives – now that is satisfaction, that is meaningful, that is rewarding.
a Matthew 25 generosity of spirit….
We are called to be God’s light and love in this often dark and broken world. Our ministry is not criticism, or judgment, but reconciliation, healing, and grace.
The structure of religious practice plays an important role in providing a directive framework where my relationship with Jesus can grow.
Faith that takes us somewhere is anything but static. So, as Paul writes in his letter to his friends in Thessaloniki, Yes, we understand that you have learned a lot about how to live and to please God, and you’re doing well. However, this is not a codified religion but a forward moving, vibrant, living faith, and that means there is always adaptation and growth
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 Today’s post comes with a headache. We’re now two days into a new roof here at Maul-Hall, and the pounding just won’t stop. …