The funny thing about this story, is that we’re starting at the end, instead of the beginning. But, that’s sort of what advent is all about! Every Advent we begin by waiting for Jesus to arrive, just like the very first listeners of this story. Except, while we wait for him to arrive the first time, those listeners are waiting for him to return. It’s a cycle that repeats itself over and over again – like a wheel.
Prepared for Wesley United, Montreal Sunday Service of November 4, 2018 (based on Mark 12:28-34 for Proper 26). For the past three weeks we’ve read consecutive sections of Mark’s Gospel, we saw how three sets of men approached Jesus to ask him a question. These texts are so wonderfully crafted; we can miss so much withContinue reading “Jesus, a good Jewish boy”
Prepared for Wesley United Church’s Sunday Service of Oct. 28, 2018 (Year B, Proper 23, Mark 10:46-52). Imagine a man, sitting on the side of a busy dirt road, people coming and going. Then, a large crowd begins to pass by. Can he hear the crowd talking? Or, does someone lean down and whisper inContinue reading “Stories of hope and expectancy”