July 30, 2017

Reading Mark 10: 46-52 (NRSV) “What do you want me to do for you?” What a funny question for Jesus to ask! Can’t Jesus already tell what the man’s needs are? A blind beggar's needs seem obvious. And Bartimaeus is accustomed to asking people for something to live by: a piece of bread, a coin, … Continue reading July 30, 2017

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April 2, 2017

Reading John 11:17, 30-36 (NRSV) I once asked my mom at a communion service, "Why does everyone look so sad? Shouldn't we be happy when we go to God's table?" She acknowledged both emotions. We can be sad when we remember the last supper Jesus had with his disciples; and we can be happy that … Continue reading April 2, 2017