Miracle narratives from the Revised Common Lectionary with a fresh look at the other side of the story
We still have help when evil grips us and demands to raise a ruckus in God's holy sanctuary, there is a freeing which empowers us once again. We invite with welcome all sorts and kinds of humanity.
In my younger years this was not such a difficult miracle of Jesus to explain. But now, after many years of ministry and experiences of unexplained demonic situations and people, I'm not all that sure.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.