Seeing How much of any situation do we think we see? We often act on the assumption that what we see is what there is. What we perceive is the way things really are. Thus, often our actions are doomed to disastrous effect. The problem for human perception is that we are most likely to … More Realizing the Future, Seeing and Hearing Our Way into the Mind of God.
It’s summer in Rhode Island. I’m stating the obvious to be sure, for everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer. Being new to Rhode Island I am sensitive to the experience of it being summer, because while it reminds me in many ways of an English summer, it contrasts dramatically to the Phoenix, Arizona summer, … More Romans 8 viewed through a Seashore Prism
Initial observations on the text In Matthew 13:1-23 we are offered one of the most evocative of all Jesus’ parable teachings. Matthew has Jesus not only tell the parable story, but also offer an allegory of the parable’s meaning. This is unusual for Jesus normally lets the parable speak for itself. In fact the effectiveness … More Indiscriminate Waste or God’s Generosity?
Since Trinity Sunday, the Lectionary Gospel focus has been on Matthew’s rendition of Jesus’ teaching concerning the experience of discipleship. I have already commented on the way Matthew presents Jesus as a very Moses-like figure https://relationalrealities.com/2014/06/21/facing-up-to-matthew-10-after-a-bewildering-week. In his condemnation of the Galilean towns where his message has not been received, Jesus’ tone is reminiscent of … More Community is the answer, but what is the question?