Forgive Seventy-Seven Times

Forgive Seventy-Seven Times Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22 The context for this passage of scripture is that Jesus … Continue reading Forgive Seventy-Seven Times

Do You Want to be Made Well?

Do You Want to be Made Well?  One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:5-6 In this scene, Jesus is passing by a series … Continue reading Do You Want to be Made Well?

The Face of Compassion

The Face of Compassion  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:6 To paraphrase Fr. Richard Rohr from a number of his writings, “God is found where the suffering is.”  Nowhere is that more … Continue reading The Face of Compassion

How Did I Miss That? Part 1: Faith Heals

How Did I Miss That? Part 1: Faith Heals Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak., for she said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 1: Faith Heals

Not Enough Rocks

Not Enough Rocks Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12 In … Continue reading Not Enough Rocks