Have you felt it yet? The heaviness of the season. Week by week, the weight adds up, pressing down upon our hearts and minds. It grows to the point of being very nearly unbearable. — Welcome to the final week in this season of Lent. These Lenten themes of self-reflection,
During this season of Lent, as we take stock of our lives, our beliefs, and our actions, we also pause to consider the teachings of Jesus. We hold up the teachings of Jesus as a lens through which we see our own lives and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll
What does a right and good anger look like? Yesterday, we chatted about Jesus’s episode in the Temple. It seems to be an example of a good and appropriate use of anger. I mean, Jesus is the embodiment of the divine, so if ever there was an example, right? —
Occasionally, I come across something that I know is important but for the life of me, I have no idea why. You know that feeling? That feeling when you feel the significance of a moment or the importance of a piece of information or the gravity of a choice? I’m
“To work without praying and without listening means only to grow and spread oneself upward, without striking roots and without an equivalent in the earth.” — Helmut Thielicke I’m no dendrologist which, I had to look up, is the person who studies trees. I don’t know what makes one tree
Lent: the season everyone loves to hate. I don’t like Lent but I used to like it less. — Ash Wednesday comes this week, the first day of the season of Lent. It is meant to be a refining season, a sobering season. On Wednesday, followers of Jesus all around
We’re all searching for meaning. We want answers to the big questions: What’s the meaning of life? What am I here for? Who am I? To these questions, most religions have help to offer. As followers of the way of Jesus, we, the Agape Family, have answers to these questions.
Again, from yesterday’s sermon, I’m under no illusion that other people can usually communicate something better than I can. But even so, when I can, I try to use my own voice. But occasionally, I come across something that just needs to be said the way the author said it.
Bob Dylan agrees: “For the times, they are a-changing.” We’ve been having a conversation about the world that we’re finding ourselves in and how different it is from the world of the past. Today is unlike yesterday. Tomorrow will be unlike today. As it gets better in some ways, it
Right now is not the moment before and the moment ahead is not right now. The movement of time is an ever-present yet mostly unnoticed force on this world. Time marches on and we are along for the ride. The forces of time make this world an ever-changing reality. No