Jesus doesn’t come to be a “good guy,” but he does come to do something described as “good.”
When we hear about Jesus coming again to judge, and about the fire…yeah, excuse me for thinking that might not be such great news!
There was a moment when we decided we would do it ourself. And that was the same moment that “Jesus is our redeemer” became just another thing written on a Hallmark card.
The King doesn’t demand our subservience. With arms outstretched, He offers us an invitation. And He begs us to accept.
In living Stewardship, there is a subtle fear that can hold us back from being fully alive.
There is a constant confusion about how we are called to exercise power. James and John give Jesus the opportunity to clarify this today.
Isn’t discipleship just for priests and religious? No. In fact, marriage is a privileged place for participation in the mission Christ
Obedience is a word that really rubs us the wrong way. But perhaps we’ve had a poor experience with it. Perhaps we don’t realize what power it holds.
When we examine the evidence, we have to make a judgement about who Jesus is. And that opens up a new dynamic to the relationship.
The only other time in scripture we are told about eating something and living forever, possessing eternal life? Only one other time: it’s when we are told about the fruit from the Tree of Life.