READ: John 20.19-31 I miss being a child sometimes.
It’s not just the carefree life, the life without jobs, responsibilities or having to be self-dependent as we are as adults
No, it’s the sense that the world is at peace.
It was for me, at least; I had an amazing childhood.
I know we cannot all say the same thing, and my truly heart breaks for those whose childhoods were marred with fright, struggle and stress.
No child should feel fear, and every child should experienc
READ: Luke 24.1-12 In the grand scheme of things, 2,000 years doesn’t seem that long ago.
On this, very Easter morning, we are standing on the planet Earth, which is 4 1/2 billion years old,
and 2,000 years seems like the most minute of fractions.
But even for those who believe the earth is only about 8,000 years old, again, 2000 years ago really doesn’t seem all that long ago.
The civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome yielded some of the most significant literature an
READ: John 13.1-17, 31b-35 We have reached Holy Thursday.
In our walk to the cross with Jesus,
and still enduring this season of Lent,
we come to the table tonight.
The story, as we well know it, is that of unity, goodbyes and, of course, betrayal.
The story, as we know it, is about Jesus, who during the Last Supper, dips a piece of bread in wine and hands it to the disciple who will betray Jesus.
We know him as Judas Iscariot,
the greedy and dishonest disciple who pil
One of the most overused terms of our generation is the word Tension.
Tension, as in the space between two points pulling in opposite directions.
That place of tension can be social, moral, political, economic and even spiritual,
and in its overuse, it signifies a needed or healthy place:
The so-called good or healthy tension between those opposites that continue to pull apart...
As if the tension is the very thing necessary and needed to keep those opposites in check;
How many of us use the reusable grocery bags when you go to the market?
I actually have a bunch from Trader Joe’s, and unless they’re in my car, I forget about them.
But when I do go to Trader Joe’s, I always bring them.
Just like most of the folks there do.
And I feel good about that.
And I wonder why I don’t bring them to Giant or Weis or Walmart.
And those stores also sell the reusable bags, which, quite frankly, hold groceries better and are easier to manage, overal
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