What we Can do, Where we are,with What we have, with Whom we meet

What we Can do, Where we are,with What we have, with Whom we meet

1 Tim 6:6-19 or 15Well, religion does make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. What did we bring into the world? Nothing! What can we take out of the world? Nothing! So then, if we have food and clothes, that should be enough for us. But those who...
Pray for All God’s People

Pray for All God’s People

1 Timothy 2:1-7First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people; for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence toward God and with proper...
Care for our Common Home

Care for our Common Home

Luke 15: 1-10One day when many tax collectors and other outcasts came to listen to Jesus, the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law started grumbling, “This man welcomes outcasts and even eats with them!” So Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a...
Disturbing Discipleship

Disturbing Discipleship

Luke 14:25-33 Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the...
A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

Luke 14:1, 7-14When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you have been invited by your host;...
God’s Spirit Unbends and Re-shapes Us

God’s Spirit Unbends and Re-shapes Us

Luke 13:10-17One Sabbath Jesus was teaching in a synagogue. A woman there had an evil spirit that had kept her sick for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called out to her, “Woman, you are free from your...