What? What was that? A story? Can I listen too?
Narr: Of course you can. It’s a story that Jesus told, about two man who went to pray, one was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
Rod: A Who-isee and a What-alector?
Narr: Oh sorry. A Pharisee was someone who was very religious and was very careful to do everything right. The tax collector was a cheat who took more money than he was supposed to. … More Two Men Praying – Luke 18:9-14
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If we think we can dictate terms to God, we have a wake-up call on the way. You’ve been warned… have you seen the danger? And taken steps to avoid the peril? … More You’ve Been Warned! Look, See, Pray
The open door and the footsteps on the path remind me of a story.
A young man was impatient, rude, and disrespectful toward his father. Demanding his inheritance, and grabbing the cash, he went off to enjoy living. Friends are easy to find when you’re well off, and money is always easy to spend, so for a while he had fun. Then the money ran out. He tried working on zero-hour contracts, but had a thin time of it. … More Welcome home- Look, See, Pray
Doing A common New Testament word we translate as ‘sin’ is ἁμαρτία (hamartia), and it’s used for when you throw a spear but miss the target. So sin is missing God’s target. We can play a game to illustrate this. Have a small area for a ‘hit’ and everything else is a ‘miss’. You will … More 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a – On Top of Mount Stupid
Some ideas for a Maundy Thursday with more of the punch that it had the first time round. … More Maundy Thursday – What really needs cleaning?
Reflecting and Doing This is a classic illustration which can be adapted for many texts. You may have seen something similar using bleach, but this is a less-hazardous version. Nevertheless, don’t drink the ‘water’ and wash your hands afterwards. You will need: White cotton cloth, such as a handkerchief Iodine solution (Click here for product … More Genesis 45:1-15 – Second Chances
We don’t get a choice about the example we’re given, but we do have a choice about what we do with it. … More Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 – Choices
Why do we confess our sins anyway? Particularly if, like those nuns, your sins are on the level of “I ate the extra sprout at dinner and didn’t tell Sister Delores, even though I know she really wanted it.” Does it really matter? … More Romans 5:1-11
Take some time from your busyness, and sit a while with me. Look at the faces. Where are they looking? How do they make you feel? Feel the warmth of the light spilling out of the circle. Why is the circle not complete? Notice the shadow of Jesus’ hand. Why is it light? … More Being – Into the Heart