Saturday, October 25, 2008

Matthew 22:34-40

Sunday is Reformation Sunday. The color is red. The text is the questioning of Jesus about the greatest commandment and he give back two; love God, love your neighbor.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

What Image Do You See?

Matthew 22:15-22 is the encounter of the Pharisees and Herodians with Jesus. It's the trap-question about taxes. Holding a denarius, Jesus asked them whose image and whose inscription is on the coin? The emperor's image and name is the answer. Then Jesus told them to give back to the emperor what belongs to the emperor and give back to God what belongs to God. The mirrors on the table reflect what we see: serving towels of love or a basket of spilled coins?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Psalm 19: Where's the Glory?

A perpetually distracted world hungers for depth and finds comfort in the shallow. The Psalmist calls us to look higher and to dig deeper. That's where abiding glory dwells.