Jesus is Living Bread, and bread is not a meal for a special occasion. It’s not for a rare event. It’s what we eat each and every day.
We have to listen with more than our ears. We have to also listen to our hearts, which — as it turns out — is also linked to our imagination. We need to imagine the other person’s circumstances.
When we overhear the prayers of others, they sound just like our prayers. And it reminds us of the main theme of the Body of Christ: this place is a refuge for all people. Photo credit: “Linda” on Flickr.
God’s Call has nothing whatsoever to do with your worthiness — or your un-worthiness.
Our Psalm calls us to cultivate spaces, and to be people together who are safe, who help each other be fully ourselves, who welcome those around us to be fully themselves, as well. That is how we all find rest.
Jesus Loves us so much that He encourages us to be what He sees in us—which could be more. Painting by Michael J. Card: “Jesus at the Home of Mary and Martha”
I can’t help but feel a little sorry for Ezekiel. You’ve dealt with stubborn people before, right?
On any given day, we can be hard-hearted or shallow or distracted — or productive — to various degrees.
Jesus calms the wind and waves, and in the stunning silence that follows, we watch real fear erupt.
What Jesus wants us to understand is that — when it comes to the Seed of the Gospel, or his Work in the world, or the way God is at work among us every day — it is beyond our imagination.