Forward Day by Day, John 28, Hunger, Feeding the 5000, Satisfaction

Satisfying Our Hunger

John 6:26. “Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.’” The crowds that follow Jesus all throughout John’s stories are back again today, hungry (again) and looking for the next loaf. They want Jesus’ bread but…

Forward Day by Day, John 6:5, Feeding the 5000, Hunger

It’s Not About the Math

John 6:5. “When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?’” Do the math: one loaf for every thousand people and half a fish for every one thousand two hundred fifty people. “Six month’s wages would not…

Lent 4A, Judgment, Blindness, Seeing, Healing, Judgment, Prophet, John 9:1-41, Jesus

Seeing All There is to See – A Sermon on John 9:1-41

Everything about Jesus, his life, his words, his actions, are a judgment on our lives and world. That judgment offers us the chance to see as he sees, to live as he lives, and to be as he is. His judgment, however, is not an adjudication for the purpose of punishment. Rather, it is a diagnosis for the purpose of healing and life. Jesus always casts his judgment with an eye toward change and transformation. Its purpose is to show us the way, the truth, and the life.

Forward Day by Day, Luke 1:34, Annunciation to Mary, Angel Gabriel, Veil,

Parting the Veil of Impossibility

Luke 1:43. “Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’” In the innermost courts of the temple in Jerusalem, a veil separated humanity from the Holy of Holies, where the Spirit of God rested upon the Ark of the Covenant. An ancient, non-biblical story says that the Virgin Mary…

Forward Day by Day, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Meister Eckhart, Psalm 92:1

Thanksgiving for Everything

Psalm 92:1. “It is a good thing to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to your Name, O Most High.” When I was a child, I always received a box of blank thank you notes as a Christmas gift. I didn’t have to finish writing all my notes on Christmas Day, but…