It’s really tough to value the gifts inherent in finitude when beloved ones are dying.
The Herodians' topic of choice could have been plucked from the moderator's cue cards in a presidential debate.
I once cared for a sick and vulnerable lamb.
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Everybody dies. My mother-in-law intended to be ready.
The lectionary has focused our attention on bread for a very long time. One might think that five barley loaves transformed into a feast plus baskets full of leftovers would be news enough, but Jesus goes on to talk about the bread for another 36 verses. He would be a dream interview for today's 24-hour news shows, with their incessant need for commentary on the latest attention-grabbing headline.