Today's story is about Jesus and two of his friends that were sisters. Mary was the one who always curious, trying to find out new things. So, when Jesus came by, she sat with him and listened and learned. The other sister was Martha.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 21-Jul-19”
Like all of us, Mary and Martha come together at this table. Some folks have been involved, with careful attention, to preparing what we see before us. They do so because of the value these symbols and this act have in our life of worship together.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 21-Jul-19”
I want to tell you a story about one day at school. It was time for recess and all the kids in the class went outside to play on the playground. While they were playing one of the boys tripped and fell and hurt himself, but no one noticed right away.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 14-Jul-19”
Have you every heard the word "ambassador"? Do you know what it means? Usually, an ambassador is a person who is chosen to represent a country while living in another country. When I say represent, I mean that, in many ways, the people of the country where the ambassador lives think of them as an example of how the people in the country the ambassador represents think and act.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 7-Jul-19”
In the gospel story for today, Jesus sends out the 72. I was a time where great signs were done and great power was shown. Yet Jesus warns not to rejoice in the power, but to rejoice that their names were written in heaven.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 7-Jul-19”
Have you ever played the game "Follow the Leader?"
I have to admit that I wasn't very good at it. Any time the leader did something that needed speed or balance, I usually couldn't do it.
Jesus was talking about another kind of "Follow the Leader" in our story for today.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 30-Jun-19”
Jesus has some pretty harsh words today for people who intend to follow him. It's going to be hard at times and it will take your full attention and commitment. If we're honest, we know that we fall short, especially on the last thing.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 30-Jun-19”
Jesus tells the man whom the demons had plagued that he should "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." Most of us won't be recovered from demons today, but many of us will gain an edge on some particular sinfulness that is bothering us.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 23-Jun-19”
The folks at the animal shelter didn't know what to do about this dog. He was mean. They were certain that his former owners had hurt him and so he treated every human being as though they were enemies. Even the people that fed him needed to be careful lest he bite them.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 23-Jun-19”