Each of us is an arrow pointing to God. Each of us is the moon reflecting the light of the sun. We are not the center of the universe, but we do point to it.
God delights in seeing all the unique ways we use the raw material of blessing to further God’s mission of healing and reconciliation. We partner with God in this mission when we give back to God out of the gifts God has given us.
I call it “The Glow”: the sense of spiritual rightness or completion that you might feel when you resonate with God’s call in your life. Here’s a sermon about it, spurred by Philippians 2:13.
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?”