Practicing Community

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. For you were called to freedom; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a singleContinue reading “Practicing Community”

Revolution of Intimacy

Our second scripture today comes from the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2 beginning in verse 1. Today we will be hearing from the “First Nations Version” which is an indigenous translation of the New Testament. One of the main differences you will notice is the way names are spoken. For some, I will shareContinue reading “Revolution of Intimacy”

Why Are You Hurting Me?

Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he was going alongContinue reading “Why Are You Hurting Me?”

Let Hope Grow

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzlingContinue reading “Let Hope Grow”

Bold Love

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, andContinue reading “Bold Love”

The Worth of the Fig Tree

At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will allContinue reading “The Worth of the Fig Tree”