Jesus' final week, from the reception with Palms, to his actions in the temple, and his passion... this year might seem different.
We are dead enough. We are bound in sin. And yet, we are called forth into life that is truly LIFE.
Embracing the example of Martin Luther, who wrote letters regarding their contemporary concerns, I am writing about the COVID 19 Pandemic beginning with our holistic wellbeing.
Open our eyes to our own sin, failures, and short-comings... in order that we can be examples of justice, compassion, mercy, service, and love in action.
Social Distancing is not new... The woman at the well did it to prevent infecting others with her sin... But is it always helpful?
Jesus has an universal human experience.... being tempted. Was he actually tempted? and does God lead us into temptation?
Fire, Ashes, and the mythical Phoenix describe our Lent Journey and the Resurrection.
Vulnerable Authenticity stripping away our public piety and presumed righteousness.... because we are ash and to ash we shall return.
Silence can be more than uncomfortable, it can be terrifying. The 2020 Daytona 500 reminded NASCAR community of it.
Jesus did not abolish the law but intensified it calling us to a higher standard. We all sin... but may it be boldly for the sake of God, Christ, and our vulnerable neighbors.