Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury … Continue reading Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus

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“I Dreamed that God would be Forgiving”

  “I dreamed that God would be forgiving…” This line from “I Dreamed a Dream” is not isolated to Fantine or any one or all of the characters in Les Miserables. This aching sentence is knotted up in many heads, tied to ankles like shackles, or worn as a scarlet letter. Lives are spent trying … Continue reading “I Dreamed that God would be Forgiving”

Psalm 16

1. Recognition "You are my Lord. I have no good apart from you." (v.2) Everything good is found in God. Recognition opens our eyes to the Source of every good thing: Jesus. Anything truly good in life is just a droplet from the Fountain. 2. Running from God "Sorrows are multiplied for those who chase … Continue reading Psalm 16