Not Knowing

Easter – Year B – John 20:1-18

The evidence is clear—Jesus is not in the tomb. The stone has been rolled aside and the grave cloths removed. Mary Magdalene is the first to arrive, and the first to report it to the others: “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

Isn’t it intriguing that faith in this risen one grows from the small dark seed of not knowing? In a time of awe-inspiring uncertainty, not ...

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Peace … Forgive

Easter – Year B – John 20:19-31

Over and over it happens. The familiar ground upon which we walk erupts, and we are heaved into quavering knees lockdown. What we can depend on is that Jesus will find a way to interrupt our fear and bring us into a deeper experience of peace. Not a peace that pats us on the back and wishes us well. No, the peace Jesus brings is not for the quieting of our private storms, for calming our ...

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The Heart of It All

For Sunday, May 8, 2016 – John 17:20-26

Jesus longs to plant deeply within all who will listen the central truth of his life—that at the heart of it all is love. The love of God  has poured prodigally into Jesus, causing the love of Jesus to pour into his friends so that the love of his friends will pour lavishly into the world, until generations later here we are, learning to receive and give from that same bottomless well ...

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