Yesterday's Gospel reading was the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery. Ultimately, it's a story about God’s mercy and about our compassion for one another. And the idea that, if God can forgive us and be merciful toward us and our many faults and many failures, surely we can be the same … Continue reading No Condemnation
I shared this in a comment section of David French’s Sunday Dispatch column, The French Press. My response got several “Likes” so I decided to post it here, too! Jesus tells us to love one another. And New Testament Scripture basically says “they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” If we Christians really lived … Continue reading Thoughts on Christians
Here is my latest audio selection! Give a listen! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoIVWHPREt6UYOf03-pU-5yLB_Z0bM8T/view?usp=drivesdk
So, first of all, I have to say that Dolly Parton is an amazing performer who sounds just like she did 30 years ago. She adds so much to the song, There Was Jesus, by Zach Williams. Give a listen if you haven't heard it yet. I love it! Zach said that this song is … Continue reading “There Was Jesus”
A hymn... Help us accept each other As Christ accepted us; teach us as sister, brother, Each person to embrace. Be present, Lord, among us, And bring us to believe We are ourselves accepted And meant to love and live. Teach us, O Lord, your lessons, As in our daily life We struggle to be … Continue reading Help Us Accept Each Other
Sunday's Gospel reading included the famous John 3:16. "God so loved the world that He sent His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life." But for me, the next line is just as vital and often forgotten. "For God did not send His Son into … Continue reading You’ve Got To Be Taught
I applaud and defend peaceful protests. And many times, as in the case of George Floyd's death, they are justified. Speaking up out of desperation is certainly understandable. And peaceful protests to right a wrong or shine a light on an injustice have long been a part of our country's history. Mr. Floyd himself was … Continue reading Reflection for today
Today's Gospel reading is from John, Chapter 15. Here's a memorable line from that lovely book: "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you." - Jesus It's a command, not a suggestion or a 'guide for your life.' It's what Jesus expects of us and rightly so. He suffered and died for … Continue reading What is expected of us?