Tag Archives: Jesus

God Is Watching

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ 2 He called a child, whom he put among them, 3 and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you … Continue reading

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The Root of the Matter?

As spring finally, slowly, eased into town, I was thrilled to get back to my garden, ready to try my novice hand at another year of vegetables.  But there was a problem that I’d been pondering all winter.  For the … Continue reading

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A Question of Perspective

The gospel lesson yesterday was the parable which Eugene Peterson titles, “the Story of the Greedy Farmhands”.   It is one of Jesus’ stories which includes torture and death to make his point.  It is clear what Jesus was trying to … Continue reading

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Paradise Found

“Today, you will be with me in Paradise.”  (Luke 23:43) Expulsion and restoration: these are the bookends of Scripture. Like Adam and Eve, we are cast out of the Garden.  Rather than rejoicing at what we have, we are tempted … Continue reading

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Ends and Means

Religion is to be used as a stepping stone to God, but it must never be used as a tower to hold one aloft from others. We are all cells in the body of humanity. When anyone attempts to isolate … Continue reading

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“Every Round Goes Higher, Higher”

This past week a colleague and I went on a short but brisk hike up the steep one-mile path to the top of Mt. Beacon, in Beacon, New York.  It’s a great hike for the novice who doesn’t mind some … Continue reading

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Holy, Lowly, Refugee

Matthew 2:13-15 An angel of the Lord warns Joseph to flee. Jesus was a refugee.  Christians seldom attach that description to the Christ child. We are willing to attach Jesus to his birth mother, Mary; to his adoptive father, Joseph; to … Continue reading

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