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October 28, 2018

Life’s Two Pockets

Elzéard Bouffier was neither saint nor sinner: he was both. Though he intended to cut himself off from his fellow human beings, he succeeded in shepherding a reborn creation into existence, and brought new possibility for life to his neighbors. Bouffier chose to take his hand out of life’s left pocket, out of the ashes […]

September 10, 2017

Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Out of these roots come the shoots of the fourth beatitude, a hunger and thirst for righteousness (5:6). God uses the root of seeing our own need to produce the shoot of a deep longing to grow in righteousness. When the roots of the first three beatitudes are nourished, a great desire for righteousness will […]

May 21, 2017

The Whole World in His Hands

The Whole World in His Hands

Lord knows that there are so many struggles and crises in our lives that we sometimes feel that nobody has the world in-hand, nobody is at the wheel steering the ship. We have so many questions that we often seem to be wandering in circles. But the Lord knows us, too, and says to us, […]

April 23, 2017

No Memorial Needed

No Memorial Needed

On Easter Sunday, we come to remember the moment when life changed forever. We come to remember that Jesus, the one who cares for us, who loves and accepts us, is raised from the dead. He is alive! Death is defeated. Life wins. No memorials are needed, save one: our lives.

April 13, 2017

Holiness and Brokenness

Holiness and Brokenness

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper evokes both the holiness and the brokenness of Jesus. When we eat the bread and drink from the cup we remember that Christ’s death means life for us, his body broken and his blood shed means healing and wholeness for us. And so, we gather to celebrate the new […]

January 8, 2017

Wonder Water

Wonder Water

An unending supply. No matter how much we expend ourselves for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the service of our neighbors, there will always be enough water to go around. We and those we serve will be renewed and refreshed.   When we exercise our faith, the waters of our […]

October 23, 2016

The New Covenant in Jesus

The New Covenant in Jesus

The Old Covenant prescribed animal sacrifices as part of the Yom Kippur observance: this “life-for-a-life” principle is the foundation of the old sacrificial system. But that system was incomplete: the animal killed could not fully offset the sins of the human offender because the life sacrificed was not equal to the life spared. Thus the […]

March 27, 2016

Signs of Life

Signs of Life

The women who came to the tomb early on Easter Sunday morning came to anoint the body of the One whom they had hoped would bring new life to a world desperately looking for new life. With Jesus of Nazareth among them, they felt as if anything was possible. They had seen people healed from […]

February 7, 2016

The Wine Maker

The Wine Maker

There are days. Good days. Bad days. Long days. Tough days. Joyful days. Then there are days that define the rest of your life. This was that day for Jesus. For nearly thirty years Jesus worked in his father’s carpentry shop. For as long as he could remember, people called him a carpenter. But on […]

January 31, 2016

Don’t Miss the Miracle

Don't Miss the Miracle

Remember the old adage? “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It’s true of everything, isn’t it? But it’s especially true of miracles. Miracles are happening all around us all the time, but you won’t see them if you don’t know how to look for them.

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