Trinity Sunday – Church Back Home – May 31, 2015

Many threads in the lessons for today, and even the prayers special for Trinity Sunday. Then again, Trinity Sunday is about the Trinity, which is a subject of much debate among some of the best theologians and scholars!

The difficulty is illustrated by a visit to Jesus by Nicodemus, someone important among the religious establishment who somehow felt he needed to sneak to meet Jesus. Many of Nicodemus’ questions of Jesus are similar to what ours would be. And Jesus responds that Nicodemus needs to understand more!

And don’t we all?

Pentecost (Whitsunday) – Church Back Home – May 24, 2015

Listen closely, because a major secret appears to be hiding in plain sight in the readings for this special day! Look carefully, for something that we waited for has always been here, something that many folks wait for we have, and what we’re been waiting to be told is waiting for our ears!

From the point of view of accomplishing the mission which Jesus had in mind, this is right up there with Christmas and Easter, and some folks just don’t get it! Or worse, the abuse or misuse it. Let’s see what we can do with it!

Sorry for the missing responses. Too much going on including family medical problems, but I did insist on getting this out because of the importance of the content.

Rogation Sunday – Church Back Home – May 10, 2015

This one is personal for me! The lesson in today’s Gospel reading is something that I take personally because of what I’ve been through, including in the last several months. I’ve been so blessed that during a recent trying experience, nobody tried to say anything about “God’s will”. They would not have liked my response. And, God is not like that.

This is some truth which we need to nurture and claim! It’s there for us, and God wants us to have it! Look and see!

4th Sunday After Easter – Church Back Home – May 3, 2015

One of the greatest challenges we will ever face is described in this Sunday’s Gospel reading. It indeed is a challenge which faces us this very day.

Surely there has to be a way for us to find the teaching alluded to in this reading. Are we up to the challenge to find it?