The Way the World Works

February 23, 2014

Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48 Becoming a Christian is the easiest thing in the world; being a Christian is a lot harder. We become a Christian when we find ourselves touched by Jesus’ story and we make the choice … Continue reading

“Something to Offend Everyone”

February 16, 2014

Psalm 119:1-8; Matthew 5:21-37 Remember “Gentle Jesus Meek and Mild?” Not so meek or so mild here, is he? There’s something to anger and offend everyone in today’s reading – and especially 2 days after Valentine’s Day! It would have … Continue reading

The Blame Game

February 9, 2014

Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20 Hear these words from the prophet Isaiah, speaking on behalf of the God of Earth and Heaven: “Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist.” That quotation, strangely … Continue reading