July 23, 2017

Reading Luke 6: 32-36 (NRSV) We sometimes assume that relationships require similar effort from each party, each giving 50%. Nancy and Fred rejected the 50-50 relationship. Instead, they went into their marriage 56 years ago aiming for 60-40; each one ensured that the effort put in got the other person at least 60% out. In … Continue reading July 23, 2017

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July 9, 2017

Reading 1 John 4:7-12 (NRSV) Today’s scripture tells us that God loves us, not because of anything we did, not conditional on whether we love God. God loves us. Period. I recently heard a story that shows the opposite of love. In old Barcelona, Christians would give people a piece of ham to see if … Continue reading July 9, 2017