Compassion: Welcoming Back

Luke 9:28-36 “Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not […]

Compassion: Visiting the Ruins

Luke 13:1-9  At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you […]

Compassion: Entering Wilderness

Luke 4:1-13 1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him, “If you are […]

Light Inaccessible

Luke 9:28-36  28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking […]

Catching People


February 10, 2019; Epiphany 5 (C) Isaiah 6: 1-8 (9-13 Luke 5: 1-11  1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing […]

Washing and Drying Hands or Feet


John 13:1-17 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon […]

John 11:1-44: Jesus’ Bedside Manner


There was a time, we used to speak about the bedside manner of doctors or nurses and how important that was to create a sense of trust between medical professionals and their patients. This trust, cultivated through a good bedside manner, often meant that when outcomes were not as good as hoped for by patients […]

John 9: A Man Born Blind is Given Sight


You just heard this story…did anyone hear it for the first time? what are some of your first impressions? What is the story about? There is healing that takes place in this story… but I don’t know if we can call it a healing story… a man born blind is given sight… The healing is […]

The Woman at the Well: A Story of Mutuality


SCRIPTURE READING: John 4:1-42 Narrator:  So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.  A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and […]