Monthly Archives: August 2012

Your Job is…?

Jesus is called out by the Scribes and Pharisees, “Why do your disciples not follow the time-honored traditions of the past generations?”  Jesus does not just defend his followers, he confronts the Pharisee and Scribe in each of us when … Continue reading

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“Bite Me!” by Rev. Don Elly, M.Div.

We talk of valuing human life.  We speak of life as God’s gift, which it truly is.  However, the ways we act with one another in anger contradicts the words we speak.  Wars, emotional and sexual abuse and the casual response we … Continue reading

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Living Bread by Rev. Don Elly, M.Div.

Jesus identifies himself as the “Living Bread”, meant to be chewed thoroughly, digested, internalized, so there is no separation between we who eat this bread and God who provides it.  Here captured is the meaning of “abide”.  Jesus as living … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life for a Few–No!! by Rev. Don Elly, M.Div.

Jesus is, for John’s Gospel “the Bread of Life”, “the Bread that comes down from Heaven”, “the Living Bread”.  Just saying it can assuage pangs of hunger and enliven hope.  In these words John ties the present breaking in of … Continue reading

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