You and I have been called to manage the essential generosity of God, even in the face of real and significant loss, by learning to be generous like God.
As we Floridians cautiously watched and waited for Cat 5 hurricane Irma, as she ripped through anything in her path, NOAA hurricane trackers were flying into that storm, regularly sending updates and pictures from inside the hurricane.
During the past few weeks, I kept thinking about my sermon for today. The lyrics of Pete Segar's song. “Turn, Turn, Turn” kept running through my mind. What was it about the words he sang that seemed so fitting for today's lessons?
God can use our complaints to renew our trust in him.
We make our annual appeal on this Rally Sunday to accept Jesus’ invitation to get on the dance floor.
A crumb of God’s mercy falling from his table is all that is necessary for anyone to taste manna from heaven and to experience the welcome into their true homeland.
“Lord, if is you, command me to come to you on the water.”
Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to Jesus of his departure. … Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory…
If ever there was a Biblical warrant for universal salvation, [the parable of the yeast] and the parable of the mustard seed is it: the whole lump of creation transformed, a tree big enough for every bird.
“Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.”