“All humanity winds up in a taxi at one point or another.” – Dorothea Benton Frank, American author I just love that line from one of her novels.  All of us, at least once in our life, have gotten lost.  We took a wrong turn, or we weren’t paying attention, or we just didn’t know where to go next.  Maybe we were running away, or perhaps we were returning home – anxious, excited, scared, alone.  We’ve all sat in […]
Jesus could have easily been talking about the fair-weathered or pretend Christians of today when he was telling the parable of the Wheat and Weeds.  Hardly a week goes by where we do not hear the surprising and shocking news of someone who is not the person they had pretended to be.  Jesus never asked us to be perfect (for He is the only perfect one), but he did ask us to be authentic. It reminds me of a time earlier this summer when I attended […]
No one else has ever claimed they can forgive sins except Jesus. The concept was incomprehensible at the time. Why did Jesus say this? Not once or twice, but all the time. Jesus’ response to this question was just as unconventional. He asks those that questioned him, Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?  Then even more puzzling, Jesus picks out a tax collector in the crowd and goes to his house to eat with him and other sinners. Tax collectors were so […]

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Happy are the feet of those who bring good news! Isaiah 52:7