Today in the Lectionary, I was surprised to find Luke 1: 26-38. This is the Annunciation story, in which Mary is told by the angel Gabriel, “the Holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Most High will overshadow you,” and that she will be having a baby; “for nothing is impossible with […]Read More Nine Months and Counting…
In this week’s lectionary passage, Luke 24: 13-15, we read the familiar story of two disciples encountering the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus. This event takes place on the same day that Jesus’ tomb was found to be empty – Easter Sunday. We only know the name of one of these disciples […]Read More Aha Moments on the Road to Emmaus
“The Potato Eaters” by Vincent Van Gogh It is Good Friday, a day haunted by the dark shadows of misunderstanding, indifference, betrayal, mockery and the worst sort of treachery humanity can dish out. We began Holy Week with a wonderful post from Peter on Palm Sunday, exploring the meaning and significance of Jesus’ death. He called into […]Read More Kinkade’s Cabin Door or the Potato Eaters Table? (God’s Answer To Our Deepest Questions)
Today marks the beginning of Holy Week. “Holy” is such a churchy word and, as a result, carries a lot of baggage. So, let’s start by lightening the load. Holy means somewhat peculiar, somehow different, something unique, or someone set apart for a special purpose. This week, then, is different, unique, even peculiar. And yes, […]Read More Be Holy (whatever that means).