The disciples will eventually see that Jesus’ ministry is for all kinds of people – even Samaritans!
Here we have two great crowds meeting at the town gate, each symbolizing opposing forces.
The inner workings of God are hard to pin down. But maybe that’s the point!
This is Pentecost! As we live and breathe together, God is breathing new life into our broken world.
With so much out there that divides us, how are we ever to achieve the kind of unity for which Jesus asks?
A suffering man is raised from his thirty-eight year long dead state to a new life of wholeness and worth.
“But some doubted.” Reading that is like holding a mirror up to our faces.
It is easier to dwell in the shadow of the cross, the shadow of death, than it is to believe the good news and be a part of it.
What Jesus does in the wilderness is not simply aimless wandering. His path is directed by the Spirit.
Being the chosen-ones of this master, our lives are to be lived with a sense of gratitude, not fear.
It’s been said that Jesus came not to polish our chains, but to set us free…
Are we missing how near the Kingdom of God really is?
What if, instead of loving the beauty inside our churches, we became known for the loving the ugliness outside?
There is something about the life of a shepherd that tells us about who Jesus is.
If we love Jesus, we follow him. But Jesus’ path to the cross becomes our path.
God’s creative power reverberates through life and death alike, shining light and love into darkness. We call it Easter.