Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits
Thomas' questions and doubts show that he was on one of many Thresholds between one understanding of the world and another. Jesus invites him into a new understanding. We shouldn't ridicule Thomas, but identify with him, because We ALL are in such a threshold . . .
Added by Becky on April 27, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The Resurrection of Jesus isn't just a nice idea, it's a seismic event whose aftershocks are still rippling 2,000 years later. We, who are Easter People, get to live the joy and hope of Easter Sunday every day, in the midst of a grim, gray, death-soaked world. I don't know about you, but I think think the best way for Easter people to greet this kind of day is with …Continue
Added by Becky on April 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The older I get, and the more I think about it, the more important are Jesus' acts on Palm Sunday as a challenge to hierarchy, to empire, and to the status quo. So, I feel a deep need to slow things down on Palm Sunday and take a hard, long look at all the forces that were beginning their inexorable march to confrontation: the messianic dreams of an oppressed people, the privilege and status of corrupt temple insiders, the civil and religious power brokers' obeisance to order and the status…Continue
Added by Becky on April 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments