I have wondered about the mindset of the average person that saw Christ teach. So many wandering thoughts must have gone through the mind of a casual disciple; follow or run? Listen or disregard? Crazy or sane? Truth? Lies? Following … Continue reading
John 13:16 “I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master.Nor is the messenger more important than the one that sends the message.” If Jesus calls us to do greater works than He did (I tell you … Continue reading
The life of a horizon must be a difficult one. Perceptions… I think perception is to blame. Individual’s perceptions to be exact. Constantly arriving but never completely “on time.” Ever speeding up, and then slowing down. Bright, quiet, BIG, too … Continue reading
Never accept what’s good simply because you may be afraid of what’s great.
When we think on what God is to us, what Jesus is to the world, what do we do with the fact that he loves those that are unlike us? Unlike me? He loves those that think differently than I … Continue reading
Ever notice how the role of religion and Church has differing roles in people’s lives? For some it’s an ace in the sleeve, providing insurance against hard times. For others it’s a way to find fulfilment, using the church as … Continue reading
From my friend @Cuhullen, an inspiring reminder.
That’s how I was born.
My heart was created raw,
From our first breath,
Cascaded into the world
And the world cascaded back.
Open to every touch and sensation, every beat expanded us outward.
Like sunlight on our raw hearts.
Sunlight burns as well as warms.
Tiny cuts and gaping wounds.
At some point I began to make my armor.
Carefully (though unconsciously) crafted,
Soft and supple as fine leather,
A case to stop the wounds
And hold in the warmth against a cold world.
Leather, over time, becomes stiff and inflexible.
That which holds in warmth also holds it out.
All unawares, I found my heart constricted by the armor of my making,
Wrapped and numb,
Barely able to beat.
Time to rip the cover off.
“Foolish,” I hear them say.
“An unprotected heart is doomed to…
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In a time when doubts and questions confront all of us daily, let’s take a second and meditate on what Grace is, and the absolute crushing weight that it spreads evenly over our nagging concerns. Grace is God giving to … Continue reading
Why is it that Jesus made it so easy for people to leave His side? Why did He ask the hard questions? “If you love me, get up, and leave your work there, follow Me” or ” Deny yourself every day, … Continue reading