Can you remember a time when you were lost or in need and Jesus made a difference?
The scars of Jesus give witness that pain is not wasted, and wounds can be overcome.
Easter does not promise we will always be joyful. It promises we will always have reason to hope.
We do not need better plans or more willpower. We need the new relationship which God will provide.
As we try to follow God’s commands, it is important to appreciate the prior gifts that God has given us.
Any act of coercive violence is rejected by God, even if it is proposed in God’s name.
When we feel that our future is lost, we stand as a leper before the Lord.
If we are going to pray, we must speak to God what we think and how we feel. That can make things ugly.
When we speak the truth, the demons around us emerge.
We can find ourselves in a standoff with God about who deserves God’s love and mercy.
God may be asking us to be the agent through whom another person recognizes God’s call.
If we wish to be authentic to the life and message of Jesus, we must be non-violent people.