June 17, 2018

Reading Luke 15: 11-32 (NRSV) Jesus tells this story to show characteristics of a father-like God. But we also see varying responses to God in the different perspectives of the father's sons. The prodigal son sees his father as the generous benefactor. This son asks for and squanders his inheritance, then finds himself swilling hogs. … Continue reading June 17, 2018

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May 6, 2018

Reading Luke 19: 1-10 (NRSV) In the old children's song about Zacchaeus, Jesus says, "For I'm going to your house today. I'm going to your house today!" Jesus breaks all the rules of polite behavior, inviting himself. Zacchaeus could have taken offense. Instead, Zacchaeus is "happy to welcome him." And when Jesus gets there, he … Continue reading May 6, 2018