Underneath Jesus’ words about marriage, divorce, fidelity, and desire shimmers his dream for all creation: that nothing and no one ever need be alone.
The ministry intern at St. Mark’s preached yesterday, so I have no sermon to offer to the Internet this morning. Instead, I held on to the following for just such an occasion, and I am glad to share it today. In August, I attended a training event called Living in the Green up in Hartford. …
To be first you must be last of all and servant of all, says Jesus. Let go of relationships based on power and ambition and embrace relationships based on welcome and service.
We follow Jesus precisely because his expectation of “messiah” runs counter to what we (and Peter) might expect ourselves.
Openness is one of the keys to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. So hear the same invitation Jesus speaks today: “Be opened.”
Our baptism is not just a symbolic act of washing and welcome. Our baptism catalyzes a life of action. The Baptismal Covenant is full of action verbs for a reason.
Our lives of faith are pretty variable because our lives are full of change. But the good news is that the faith of Jesus Christ holds our faith in trust when we can’t seem to access it.