My Western side longs for more activity in this parable, but I'm trying to listen to my Eastern side.
Living by the Word
When Jesus names the need for deep social change, people think he's possessed.
It's inevitable that the story of Jesus healing in Capernaum won't end well.
John 3:16 is about crisis, but not the crisis of God brooding in heaven waiting on us to make a choice.
Jesus has gone underground. That's the setting of our Gospel reading this Pentecost.
Christian theology is a love story.
The church organizes its life in the wake of absence.
Sometimes the life of abundant love is lonely.
We are divided. We do not abide each other well.
The "jobsworth" and the good shepherd.