The freedom we have as people of God is to not live in fear. Like Job, we have the freedom to rail against God for the things that are not our fault and we don’t understand. And in this freedom, somehow, we are able to find peace in our not knowing.
God is active in the world. And unfortunately, so is evil. Good is always at odds with evil in the world. We can see this with our own eyes. It mirrors the battle that rages within us. And the battle we cannot see.
When I set my measure based on others or the worlds standards, I might look straight but I’m always going to be a little bit off the plumb line.
One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word. Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had […]
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:10
In the depths of depression, my mind must fight against my own mind. I must continually remind myself that God is good; God is near; God loves me.
I believe in fiscal responsibility, but I don’t think my fiduciary responsibility in the Church is the same as if I were serving on a board.
But sometimes the belly of a whale sounds good compared to sitting at the banquet table of God and sharing the Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation with someone I feel is doing evil upon people and doesn’t seem to care.
When the Church decides she can, she will.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” – Luke 24:5 (NRSV) When my Grandma died in 2016, I drove to Iowa for the funeral with my Dad. […]