Years ago I began expanding my own concluding benediction remarks. The process has been enjoyable and thought-provoking for me.
John’s response is powerful and thoughtful. Perhaps, though, there is an equally powerful lesson hidden within his initial response
Tell him what’s happening and then keep your eyes and your heart open, waiting to see how he’ll sustain you.
Three powerful lessons from Jesus’ first sign.
If the Noah story were a parable about baskets or fish or coins or sheep, we would not miss the point. We would naturally draw out lessons of abundance.
What if there is something to learn from the man lying wounded on the side of the road? What if we are that man?
If you love the ways of mercy, the concept of mercy, and the effects of mercy, there is a good chance you will be merciful.
In a way, we all have walls in our hearts. Sometimes, for whatever reason, we are too overprotected. These fortresses can keep out love — love from God, love from a neighbor, even love from the self.
If I try hard to be better, putting forth effort, perhaps my effort itself will be credited to me as righteousness.
In the scriptures, often apparent opposites somehow take up the same space, overlapping, overlaid.