This is a troubling parable.
Monday lectionary email, archived here on Friday.
In 2 Kings 5, the VIP characters aren't the ones who make a difference.
God's answer to Habakkuk? Wait.
Amos has some concerns.
Jesus has a zeal against the human willingness to turn wealth into an idol.
It's complicated to lose things.
Surely he didn't mean I have to give up my books.
Proverbs warns us against the culture of self-aggrandizement.
Isaiah’s two challenges go hand in hand.
What questions arise if we take Jesus' warning literally?
Can we allow Jesus’ metaphors into our imagination?
How would the women of Colossae have responded to chapter 3?
In Paul's letters, the command to walk is moral exhortation.
This is a story some of us need to hear in a new way.
We are trained to see ourselves as the hero.