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John A. Nelson
The-One-Who-Enlarges takes on those who would make God small. The Creator-Who-Is-Still-Shaping-Me defies those who think in terms of caste or tribe.
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.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Sometimes it is easier to be donkey than disciple.
God, give me the eyes of a child to see the richness of my life. And keep the party going.
You know grief and loss. You've been hurt a thousand times. As impossible as it might feel, trust that blessing is already embracing your anguish and that God will indeed turn the page.
We bear a lot of pain in the name of love. As Christians, we do that for one another, in order to remember that God is doing it for us.
We are all lifelong learners, Jesus says, and there's only one Teacher. So if you think you're wise, get over yourself.
When our plans and predictions go bust and our expectations aren't fulfilled, God is still God.
There is no gospel that leads to the killing of the soul. The Spirit calls for us to speak the words that set people free, not the words that keep them in their chains.
Richard L. Floyd
The metaphorical heart is a matter of life and death. The heart is implicated in the choices of lovers and fools, and who among us hasn't been both at some time in our life?