Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Shade Tree – Mark 4:26-34

If you’ve ever done any gardening, it’s quite an enjoyable and amazing experience.  In the past, we’ve planted a vegetable garden in our yard in the section that we called our “ugly area.”  In that area, we tilled the ground, then placed the seeds, then covered up the seeds with earth and carefully watered them.  We planted things like tomatoes, …

The Blame Game

We as fallen people tend to be good at blaming others.  We see it throughout our lives.  When we’re young, we blame a sibling for the broken lamp.  When we’re older, we blame a co-worker for the missed deadline.   We blame society for our situation in life.   This blaming has been going on since the very beginning.  We …

Distractions

St. Paul writes to the congregation in Corinth: “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord…” (2 Corinthians 4:5). The great fear that I have for the wider Church is that we lose sight of Christ’s mission which he has given to us of proclaiming him to all nations, particularly the Church as she exists in …