Poor Philip just needs a little more from God. I know how he feels.
Living by the Word
Jesus wants us all around the table. That can be really, really hard.
It can be excruciating to long for something just out of reach.
Like a girl jumping double dutch, Jesus has perfect timing.
Here we find Jesus speaking in language both mystical and matter of fact.
Tabitha is dead, but the evidence of her work still lives.
It takes Jesus to introduce something new into the disciples’ routine.
Passing the peace is a word of welcome. It’s also much more than that.
The resurrection is an old, old message. But I need to be reminded.
When I say the creeds, Pilate’s name stands as a warning back to myself.
Foot washing expresses John’s vision of communion.
We recognize ourselves in those who accompany Jesus on that longest, hardest night.
Part of me thinks Palm Sunday worship is all too much—too loud, too celebratory.
Judas is right: what Mary does makes no sense.
What if we are the Pharisees?