Jesus said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light" (Matt. 6:22). At the start of a new year and a new decade, it's a good time to get our (spiritual) vision checked. Are we seeing things clearly, or has our vision been blurred, blocked, or blinded by life with its many worries and distractions? When our vision is clear we live with integrity, worship with authenticity, serve compassionately, and love graciously—in short, our whole life will be full of light.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Who am I, and how do I fit in the world? These are elemental questions of human existence, and how we choose to answer them has profound implications for the person we become and the life we lead.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
The Parable of the Good Samaritan shows us that loving our neighbor demands more of us than just looking at others differently or making the internal moral effort to become a better neighbor to others; it calls for us to be proactive in making others our neighbors.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
All of creation is involved in and yearning for God's work of salvation, and that has profound implications for us. As we look at the world that God has made, it is critical—now more than ever—that we recognize the close relationship we have with the whole of God's creation.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Jesus asks his disciples two questions: one about how others perceive him, and one about what they themselves think of him. Then as now, there is often a sharp discrepancy between what the world says of Jesus and what he really means to those who follow him.