If we are not careful, we can build the saints up, so their faces glow and their feet barely touch the ground. We can forget that saints are ordinary.
It is a really good question, but Jesus does not answer it. He asks the lawyer what he thinks.
We are making our way around the blind curves of life together! It is the ministry of presence because the love of God is embedded inside the love of neighbor.
The weathervane is in the shape of a grasshopper, and it has seen a great deal of history. It has always pointed towards the winds of freedom.
We see Jesus getting away, seeking the gift of silence. He even took Elijah’s advice, getting into a boat and going to the other side of the lake, where he met a man living in a cave.
It is a different kind of building project, not about bricks and mortar, but about people and the Spirit!
Paul was striving for the oneness of the church, which includes all nations, both Jew and Gentile alike.
The Spirit finds us in the mud and messiness of life, breathing life into this world, which always creates change.
With all this looking back at Easter morning, there is a quiet danger of thinking that Easter is something that happened in the past.
The world can make our “alleluias” seem rather trivial. I one minute, we celebrate, but then we round the corner, and in the next minute, we find another cry for help!