A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost are here. When you hear the name Zacchaeus, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? What about Jericho? I bet one or both of those songs will be running through your headContinue reading “All the Possibilities”
A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas.The lectionary readings for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany are here. Do you remember where we are from last week? In Luke’s telling of the Good News story, Jesus has just called the twelve and his fame was increasing, drawing great crowds wherever heContinue reading “Our Heart’s Desire”
Our life is a balance of physical and spiritual and we need to feed and care for our whole and holy humanness. Even if we were to feast regularly on the finest of foods, we would not be fully alive without also regularly feeding on God’s word so that we are equipped to see through a Kingdom lens.
Jesus knows this isn’t the climax of the story, that his entry and the days to come will be considered an utter failure by the world’s standards. Seen from a Kingdom view, however, it is triumphant because it upends every single world standard they knew then and that we know now … because that’s the whole point!
So I know a few of you think that after yesterday’s post that I’ve lost my marbles. How can any sane person equate chores and spirituality? And what does washing dishes or doing laundry have to do with our Lenten Journey? In one of my pre-Lent posts, I asked us to consider Jesus’ question, “doContinue reading “Kingdom Crazy”
My original posts planned for this week were to continue with the idea of purpose as we talk about the spirituality of ordinary tasks and we’ll do that but I’m going to adjust our focus a bit because the horrific extraordinary events of this past week (and so many other violent events this past year)Continue reading “A Kingdom View”