November 25, 2018

Reading John 18: 33-37 (NRSV) When Jesus was arrested, Pilate, the Roman Governor, questions him: "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answers that Pilate should decide for himself rather than letting others tell him what to think. Perhaps we, too, need to decide for ourselves. But how can we decide when we don't … Continue reading November 25, 2018

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November 11, 2018

Reading John 11:32-44 (NRSV) In today's reading, Mary and Martha grieve over the death of their brother Lazarus. They weep. "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." Perhaps they mean this as a statement of faith. They believe Jesus can heal the sick. But their statement may also mean accusation. … Continue reading November 11, 2018