You Will Always Have the Poor…

John 12:1-11 "You will always have the poor with you..." How many times have I heard this line used as justification for accepting the prevalence of poverty and homelessness. When we cherry pick this (or any line from our sacred texts) we can justify a lot of terrible things. We can always find that one... Continue Reading →

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Dull Hearts: A Warning

Luke 21:34-22:6 Judas. A name to be spoken under the crushing weight of looming shadows. Judas is up to no good. When we hear his name spoken, we cringe a bit. Because we know that what will follow will be trouble. We've been given the spoilers and we know that he turns out to be... Continue Reading →

Judas and the Suicide Quagmire

Let me begin by saying that if you are struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts, get up right now and get help.  Don't wait.  Don't assume you can handle it on your own.  And don't let anyone give you that "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" malarkey.  Find a therapist.  And if you are contemplating... Continue Reading →

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