The ailing young man wanted to be face to face with God. I opened my shoebox.
Lent | Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
Caring for the sick means keeping them in our risk pool.
In opioid country, churches get to know their recovery communities.
A shepherd’s staff has a crook for drawing the sheep away from danger, and a blunt end for prodding them toward places they would rather not go. This week’s texts embrace the tension between the two in the shepherd’s role.