Adjusting the Plan

Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?” – words from today’s Gospel. Seems like good, practical advice. Still, it makes me think about several things.

If we wait until everything is perfectly planned before beginning a project, we would never get started. On one hand, one should know about the costs of following Jesus and not just “go along with the crowd”, but on the other hand, we don’t know exactly what “crosses” may be before us. Continue reading

What Matters to God

This is a mini-Bible Study/Reflection from the good folks at The Bible Project. They are an amazing ministry (and not for profit!) They can always use your support.

Biblical law is full of rules, and people have so many opinions about what the rules mean and which ones to follow, but what really matters to God when it comes to the Law? Join us in this study by watching the video featured video and reflecting on a few questions.

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Actions and Desires

This coming Sunday is the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year B in the lectionary cycle. In the course of his teaching he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, 39 seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. 40 They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.’ Continue reading