Many Grains of Rice

As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says,‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.’ See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are puttingContinue reading “Many Grains of Rice”

God’s Walk in the Garden

They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, ‘Where are you?’Continue reading “God’s Walk in the Garden”

From Unity to Solidarity

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.Continue reading “From Unity to Solidarity”

Disconnection and Connection

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide inContinue reading “Disconnection and Connection”

The Way of the Model Shepherd

“11 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13The hired hand runs away because aContinue reading “The Way of the Model Shepherd”

Resurrection You Can See

For our New Testament reading today, I did something I don’t do very often and decided to include the whole of Acts chapter 4 for the lectionary verses, which are verses 32-35. For longer readings like this, it can help to close your eyes and imagine the scene, let the drama play out in yourContinue reading “Resurrection You Can See”