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Here’s a news flash: you’re not Jesus. You run out of wine at a wedding? What would Jesus do? He’d turn water into wine. Go ahead.
Lamenting to God over the state of the world is a part of faith. These are hard days we are living in. You don’t need to put on a brave face. Not with God, anyway.
God, let me be uncertain about my own righteousness, and certain of your unconditional love for both me and my enemies.
We know that sin is not determined by age. I’ve found that sin is the immaturity of being closed to any value that does not serve self-aggrandizement.
Jesus asked the religious leaders whether a particular authority came from heaven or from humanity. It’s the first question to ask when we aren’t sure what’s right.
Beautiful Grandmother God, thank you for the messengers you send our way again and again and again, to remind us of how special you have made us.
What is focus? It is the purity of heart that wills one thing. The widow had a lot of that. Focus is behavior that has mission centrality and mission consistency.
God of love, judgment, bodies, and will: may your word ever be light upon our paths so that we may follow you closely. Amen.
Suppose Peter was not called out of the boat only to walk on water. Suppose he was called out of the boat to sink, to know his vulnerability?
The ancient Israelites’ longing for cucumbers was really the longing for home, whether in Egypt or in a new place. I think it’s our longing too, in our strange and fearsome time.