Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lesson Learned

Jesus, confronted by the gentile woman who sought him out to heal her demon-possessed daughter, really did listen to the Holy Spirit working through her. Remember!  In that encounter he, despite his divine status, and our heightened expectations of him … Continue reading

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Become A Child

Rev. Don Elly, M.Div. Prayer: Become a child, that is the example you set before your disciples, and before us. I confess that the reversals you call us to accept scare me. If I follow your word, and your example … Continue reading

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The Question

Jesus is very emphatic.  The question and answer that most interests him in the conversation with the disciples is not what everyone else is saying about him, “But who do you say that I am””?” At the point that Jesus … Continue reading

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No Escape

Jesus, as Mark describes it, is looking for a place to hide. “…he set out and went away to the region of Tyre”. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. As human beings … Continue reading

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Tradition:  Hang on? Let go?

Rev. Don Elly, M.Div. The discussion between Jesus, the Scribes and Pharisees and the disciples (and I include myself in that group) continues even today. The issue of change, though raised by the Pharisees and Scribes with Jesus, is a … Continue reading

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