The Someone Else Syndrome affects all of us. We get jealous when we compare ourselves to others. But God has given us the antidote — the capacity to be generous.
In my first Sunday “story sermon” of the year, I inhabit, as is often my practice, the character of Peter, and reflect on the sustaining power of forgiveness.
I’ve always thought of Jesus’ words about two or three gathering as a promise, but now I see a challenge embedded in the promise — a challenge to make evident the truth of Christ’s presence.
This week, God answers the questions God wished Moses and I had asked, not the ones we did ask. The new question: “Will you be with me?” The answer: A resounding “Yes.”
When Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” he’s really asking them, “What kind of relationship do you want to have with me?”
Faith is a tricky concept because the word is a noun but it should be a verb. That’s what we’re exploring in this getting back to basics sermon.
Why is God’s presence sometimes so difficult to find? Well, one reason is we are bred for change and God’s presence is constant. In this letter to my soon-to-be born children, I explore this challenge. Of course, the letter’s not just for them. It’s for you too. And for me.