Life does not always turn out the way we planned. As children we dream of a future full of excitement and adventure. Doctors, astronauts, rock stars, the glittering list is one of endless possibilities. Then reality takes over. The physically limited or uncoordinated give up
Good Friday. A young rabbi, unjustly condemned, beaten close to death, hangs naked and humiliated on a cross outside the busy gates of Jerusalem. A few, a very few, brave friends are close by to lend what moral support they can while enemies laugh and
All of us have “one of those days” from time to time. Most are days of accumulated small annoyances, others are comprised of one direct hit after another. I was having one of those days. There are times when the gift of being gay can
There are moments in life best experienced in the arms of silence. There are other occasions that demand to be expressed in words. And there are times when the demanded words simply do not reveal themselves. The silence group tends to take care of itself.
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “I tell you the truth”, he said, “this poor widow has put in more than these others.
One of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. — John 19:34 It was clear that Jesus was dead. But the level of hatred against him was such that what could be seen was not enough;
Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many? — John 6:9 Jesus must have been the most dynamic of preachers. Scripture says that people would follow him as he preached throughout
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23: 42 He was a criminal. Some translations of the Bible specify him as a thief. Tradition even gives him a name: Dismas. Whatever his name or his crime, he ended
In the countryside close by there were shepherds… — Luke 2: 8 (New Jerusalem Translation) Whether as small figurines in a home nativity scene or as a bathrobe-clad participants in a church Christmas pageant, the shepherds are brought out each year for their moment in
(Jesus) entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus — Luke 19: 1 When it comes to compiling a list of favorite people, not too many folks would place tax collectors on the list. When people touch your money, they