January 27, 2019

Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a (NRSV) Today’s reading teaches an anatomy lesson we sometimes forget. “The body does not consist of one member but of many.” And: “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you….’” Have you said that? In a recent trip to Washington, D.C., various tourist sites starkly … Continue reading January 27, 2019

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January 21, 2019

Reading Nehemiah 2: 1-10 (NRSV) Have you ever been nearly paralyzed with fear when beginning a scary task? Nehemiah was. I suspect that Martin Luther King, Jr., was, too, at times. Nehemiah was grieving for the plight of his people. So was MLK. The ruler wonders why Nehemiah grieves. Nehemiah fears repercussions but explains anyway. … Continue reading January 21, 2019