The parable of the three stewards is meant to teach a struggling Christian community how to live out their discipleship. It is about what each one of us is prepared to risk for the sake of Gospel. … More What are you prepared to risk?
We carry on Jesus’ mission of transforming the world by spreading the kingdom of God in our daily lives. Many times, we carry on the vision of those saints who have gone before us, and we make it our own so it will continue to be carried into the future. We honor God, we honor each other, and we honor the lives of those who came before us when we live out the Christian mission. … More For All the Saints
Jesus sets up the story, and he prepares us for the punchline; but, instead of delivering, Jesus ends the story by asking a question to the listeners, the chief priests and Pharisees. It is the listeners who offer the end of the story. Or, at least, that is what it seems. … More Parable without an End
God as authored our lives and has authorized each of us to go into the vineyard. That means that each one of us has authority – a unique authority given to us by God to be exercised on behalf of the world. … More Are you going into the vineyard?
“Who do you say that I am?” Who has he been in your past? Who is Jesus now? Who do you hope Jesus will be in your future? These are questions to ponder for a lifetime. What religious language have you inherited and what traditions have been passed down? What “truths” and assumptions are we clinging to simply because they’re familiar and safe? Are we afraid to live the question because it might change us?
Peter, I think, ultimately understands that Jesus is just as powerfully present in the questions as in the answer. To love what is unsolved is not to deny Jesus his Lordship. It is to allow Jesus to enter more deeply into your heart than any impersonal claim about him will ever do. Jesus Invites us today to live the question, and he asks it over and over again to each one of us, every day, in love. … More Live the Question
Denying ourselves is about aligning ourselves with God and the divine purpose, rather than aligning ourselves with the Empire and the forces of oppression. Taking up our cross is about choosing the qay of Jesus, about accepting the invitation to discipleship, no matter the cost. … More Taking Up Our Crosses