This is following on from yesterday’s lectionary post, and the alternative is more challenging, for Christ talks about the innocence and faith of little children, and those who destroy it would be better to drown themselves. There is a mention of millstones. By the fruit of their lives you will know them. The number of […]Read More → By our fruit.
This text follows directly on from the one in the lectionary yesterday. I’m not sure when Jesus was talking about Jerusalem being surrounded — he had prophesied the destruction of the the temple, which happened in 72 AD, when Titus circumvalleted the entire city, leaving it surrounded from armies. But from this there is a […]Read More → At times, run.
On Sundays (which was yesterd here) I look at both the daily lectionary and the Sunday readings. I did not put up John 1:1 which was on the list for the day, as it was not the text that was discussed at church, and to keep the post under 2000 words. Perhaps I should have. […]Read More → The cost of discipleship is becoming more obvious.
It is the beginning of a new week, and I think around the world we will all be praying for peace, or more peace than last week. Apart from a bunch of Chechnyan bombing a marathon, which is causing anger to rise, and the anger will be terrible to see) there have been floods, earthquakes, […]Read More → The role of righteous.
There are two things that are running through my head this morning. One is a comment by an American Cardinal that has gone viral. The other is something that is happening in my home town. Let’s start with the Cardinal, because that flows into the text. The present political campaign has brought to the surface […]Read More → God not man and My Home Town.