Does it feel both odd and appropriate that we should be reading this chapter on Christmas Eve? Odd, perhaps, in the midst of our preparations for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday, but wonderful that, at the same time, we can rejoice in his victory over death. After this journey we have been on with Jesus … More Luke 24: A New Chapter
As today’s chapter began, it was sometime after the last episode when the scribes and Pharisees began lying in wait for Jesus, to “vehemently incite” him and challenge him angrily on whatever he said. On this particular day, thousands were assembled to listen to Jesus talk, so many that they might trample on one another. … More Luke 12: The Only Good Fear
This chapter starts with the heading “The Calling of the First Disciples”. Until now, Jesus traveled and ministered alone (which, oddly, I hadn’t noticed before today). Some of the men he eventually called might have been in the crowds that were constantly searching him out “to hear the word of God”. Certainly, living in or … More Luke 5: The Beginning
Have you ever wondered, “Seriously, what’s my problem?” At some time, for some reason, maybe you have questioned why you act or react in a certain way, and do it over and over again. Or maybe you have wondered where your joy went, or your passion, and why it left. You used to be much … More Am I Enough?
I say that a lot. “All good!’ in response to something that certainly is NOT all good. Something unimportant like when we scraped the side of our car on a yellow post as we drove away from the border check-point in Niagara Falls. Or something like the haircut I recently gave myself because, after ten … More It’s All Good
Because you don’t always feel like it. Some days I wake up, the sun is shining, the snow is melting, and I just feel good. Happy, hopeful. Looking at the good in life comes easy, maybe because what IS in my face right then is pleasant. There may still be things going on personally that aren’t … More Some Days You Just Have To Choose
Wouldn’t we all love to see it at last? Peace on earth? Every year as we deck the halls and trek the malls, there returns the old hankering for the promise of the angels to come to pass. Mostly, at this point in history, we are just thankful for a week long respite from hearing … More Peace On Earth?