Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

A Word about Faith and Obedience

Perhaps no New Yorker is so vilified in the minds of other New Yorkers as Robert Moses. The man who served as Parks Commissioner for the middle decades of the twentieth century certainly led many good projects; if you’ve ever … Continue reading

Posted in Transformative Stories: Jesus' Parables in Luke | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Word about Prayer

This parable tells a story of need. That’s fitting, since the disciples have just asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” They sensed their need—not just for inadequacies generally, but even for the inadequacies of their praying—and Jesus met them where … Continue reading

Posted in Transformative Stories: Jesus' Parables in Luke | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unrelenting Grace for Idolaters

It’s not what you have that matters, but what you do with it. So goes the old maxim, and it is true enough so far as it goes. Indeed all of us, whether knowingly or not, heed that proverb every … Continue reading

Posted in Isaiah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preparation for Worship (10/24/15)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 43.22–44.23 22 “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob,     you have not wearied yourselves for me, Israel. 23 You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings,     nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation for Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The King and Rest

In the seventh and final book in J. K. Rowling’s series Harry Potter, we find the title character and his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, on a mission given to them by their mentor, Professor Albus Dumbledore. … Continue reading

Posted in Isaiah | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment