Book Review: I See You by Terence Lester

“Privilege has a way of blinding us to the realities faced by those society has made invisible, and in true incarnational fashion, Terence takes us with him on a journey to uncover the true experiences of our most vulnerable neighbors.” (Chad Wright-Pittman)

May we be known by our generosity

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame,Continue reading “May we be known by our generosity”

What made the religious leaders angry?

I am not very good at goal setting when it comes to Scripture reading schedules. This should be a week when I am on Luke for the second time… or maybe Matthew for the third time… and I’m in Matthew 9 the “second” time around. But, what’s my hurry? As I read through Jesus’ actionsContinue reading “What made the religious leaders angry?”

The need for greed

We wrestle with consumerism and materialism. I take that back. Some have long surrendered, actually. We may even fake wrestling because, quite frankly, we like our stuff. But when I read these challenging verses out of Luke’s Gospel, I am left with an aching heart, quite honestly. I realized today the compelling force of whatContinue reading “The need for greed”

When Jesus comes

51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations. 52     He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty-handed. (Luke 1:51-31) What is always profound to me is the humility ofContinue reading “When Jesus comes”

Why, yes, I DO love this pope

Not being Catholic has never kept me from admiring good leadership. And this pope has such a pastoral heart. “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel) was released by the pope today. I have downloaded it, but here are some choice thoughts: “The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, isContinue reading “Why, yes, I DO love this pope”