Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners? — Luke 5:30. We hear the same type of questions twenty centuries later. We still talk in terms of “them,” “those people,” and “not our kind.” Labels and quick judgments are made only worse by social media. Despite God’s parables about lost sheep, lost coins,…

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The hardest work in the world is being out of work. — Whitney Young. I know this feeling that Young describes. I hope you never do. Unfortunately many of your friends and neighbors these days are experiencing the darkness that being unemployed brings. We as a society, a country, and as humans owe it to…

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Have you understood all this? — Matthew 13:51. We profess to understand the mysteries of God, but we really don’t. A friend taught me a while back is that what we really need to do is; “Delete our need for understanding.” So much happens to the world and us that is beyond understanding beyond logic or…

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Do we not know the feeling that overtakes us when we are in the presence of a particular person and, roughly translates as, The fact that this person exists in the world at all, this alone makes this world, and a life in it, meaningful.  – Victor Frankel. I certainly know the feeling Frankel describes.…

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But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee. — Matthew 26:32a. Jesus said the above after he told his disciples they would desert him. There aren’t many of us who would tell our friends I’ll meet you in a few days after they deserted you and denied even knowing…

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