Your Kingdom Come

Whenever you pray, say, “Father, may your name be holy!  May your kingdom come!” Luke 11: 2 Today we continue the story of Jonah, the reluctant prophet. He first rejects God’s call to serve the despised people of Nineveh, and now, somewhat forced to obey through extraordinary circumstances, he is enraged at God’s mercy toward[read more]

The Little Town

As Jesus was traveling, he entered a certain village. A woman named Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to him speak. Luke 10: 38-9 In the very familiar story of today’s gospel, we hear of Martha and Mary welcoming Jesus. In Luke’s context,[read more]

Being Responsible

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Luke 10: 33-4 It is sometimes said that the only profession held in less regard in our society than that of the politician or journalist is[read more]

These Little Ones

See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. Matthew 18: 10 Yesterday, here in the United States, we once again experienced what now has a technical description: “a mass shooting.” Ten persons are[read more]

To Work

Courage, all you people of the country!—it is Yahweh who speaks. To work!  I am with you—it is  Yahweh Sabbaoth who speaks—and my spirit remains among you. Do not be afraid! Haggai 2: 4-5 Today we read the exhortation of the Prophet Haggai to the leaders and to all the people of the country to[read more]