This is one of those stories that provokes howls of rage.
Living by the Word
Can we behave ourselves into love?
I want to be like Lizzo when I grow up.
Maybe Jesus’ words aren’t about me, my family, or my sacrifices. Maybe they’re about him.
Sometimes the terror we know is more tolerable than the peace we can’t imagine.
To know any truth about God, we must be drawn into the life of the Trinity. But how?
Poor Philip just needs a little more from God. I know how he feels.
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.