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The Bread of Life II (John 6:35, 41-51)

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. Last week we talked about Jesus being the bread of life. Jesus was trying to show those around him that they were working for the favor of others. The hole they felt — the sense of not belonging — could only be permanently filled by God’s love, the bread of life. Read more...

Posted: Fri, Aug 17, 2018, Words: ~1300, Reading Time: 7 min

The Bread of Life (John 6:24-35)

Let us pray, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. On Sunday my priest preached a sermon from Ephesians 4 and something from that sermon has sat with me all week. I’d like to share it with you in the context of today’s gospel reading from St. John. Ephesians 4 is all about unity in the Body of Christ. Read more...

Posted: Thu, Aug 2, 2018, Words: ~1400, Reading Time: 7 min

The Good Shepherd

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter, often called “Good Shepherd” because of the gospel reading. Though each Sunday is a sort of mini-Easter, the Sundays from Easter until Pentecost are especially so. The question to answer today, is what does a good shepherd have to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus? Read more...

Posted: Sun, Apr 22, 2018, Words: ~1100, Reading Time: 5 min