Wednesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 9

Wednesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 9

I see that you are very religious . . . I even discovered an altar . . . “to an unknown god.” (Acts 17: 22-23) A few days before Christmas, I received a book entitled Knowing the Unknowable God, written by a student in my first class of six-year-olds, which I taught...
Tuesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 8

Tuesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 8

It is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. (John 16: 7) Can you believe Paul and Silas stayed in prison? Really, if an earthquake broke my chains and swung the cell door open, I would interpret it as a sign from God and make...
Monday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 7

Monday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 7

“. . . I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.” (John 15: 26) The word that John uses for the Spirit is Paraclete, meaning the one who is called alongside. The Spirit of God stands alongside us to give...
Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 6

Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 6

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15: 13) Last August, when I was visiting my mom in Houston, I was touched by the sacrificial love of a Texas mother during the flooding following Hurricane Harvey. On August 29, Colette...
Saturday, Fifth Week of Easter: May 5

Saturday, Fifth Week of Easter: May 5

“You are not of the world . . .” (John 15: 19) One of the things that confuses many Christians is the attitude of non-Christians toward them. Most of us think that since we go to the world with the greatest and most important message in all of history that the world...
Friday, Fifth Week of Easter: May 4

Friday, Fifth Week of Easter: May 4

This I command you: love one another. (John 15: 17) A few weeks ago, a wave of pain swept over me at reported comments by a leader about immigrants from the global south. You’d think by now I would be desensitized to political rhetoric, but this time, he hit a nerve....