United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: John

Emily C. Heath

Jesus could have said anything at the last supper. He could have told his friends to avenge his death. He could have raged about the unfairness of life. Instead he said, "Love one another."


Talitha Arnold

Perhaps Jesus could love because Mary had loved him. She anointed his feet; he washed the disciples'. She poured out her love in a costly perfume. He did the same for the whole world.


Vicki Kemper

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Sometimes it is easier to be donkey than disciple.


Tony Robinson

Extravagance can scare us. It scared Judas. And extravagance—God's extravagance—can save us. Mary understood this and did not fear the extravagant mercy of God.


John A. Nelson

What is most real, most connected with the life-giving breath of Holy One is all around you, is with you now, ready to carry you to fullness of life.