The miracle, the good news, the hope for every one of us, is that sometimes Jesus comes to us disguised as a ghost. The ghost the disciples see and the Jesus they can’t see are two sides of the same thing, a holy ghost, a life giving ghost. The ghost that frightened them also carried the divine presence. The ghost they were convinced would take their life also carried the power to give life. There is always more to the ghosts of our life than we see or believe.
Tag: Proper 14A
I Look At Charlottesville And I Am Afraid – A Sermon on Matthew 14:22-33
The boat of our life is far from land right now. The night is dark, the waves are high, and the wind is strong. There is every reason to be afraid but I don't want to live in fear and I don't want you to either. I want us to see the light that shines in the darkness of this night, a light the darkness cannot overcome. I want us to hear the waves slapping against the bottom of Jesus’ feet as he walks toward us. I want us to feel the wind of change. I want us to make room in the boat for Jesus.
No Fear – A Sermon on Matthew 14:22-33
“And they cried out in fear” (Matthew 14:22-32, Proper 14A). When I was a kid the door to the stairway going upstairs at my grandmother’s house was always kept closed. It was never left open and rarely did anyone go…
Keep Your Hands and Feet Inside the Boat – A Sermon on Matthew 14:22-32, Proper 14A
The collect and readings for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 14A, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 14:22-33. Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he…
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