Two young men were making fun of the Christian idea of resurrection from the dead, saying that it was impossible for them to believe that Jesus rose after the crucifixion. A minister at a church down the street from where they lived passed by as they were talking. One of the men called out and in sarcasm asked, "Say, Preacher, tell us why you believe that Jesus rose from the dead!"
His reply: "Well, one reason is that I was talking with him for about a half an hour just a little while ago."
One of the proofs of his resurrection is his presence in our lives.
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.