a matter of clean hands

“Why don’t they wash their hands?” What? “Your disciples, why don’t they wash their hands?” Why do you steal from your parents? “What?” Why do you steal from your parent’s retirement funds when the rent is due? Why do you take food out of their mouths? Why do you gut their pension plans? “What are […]

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obedient wind

“when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.” It didn’t need to be told to stop, it just stopped. It hadn’t been told to start, that we know of, it just blew, keeping the disciples working, their arms rowing. And then, when Jesus was with them, when they had seen him on the […]

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into the wind

A dozen guys. A fishing boat. A lot of wind. Oars. More wind. Tired arms. Jesus’ guys were heading across the lake after the long preach, after the big feast, after the “send on a mission.” They were trying to get to the other side, mostly because that’s what Jesus told them to do. But […]

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after it goes great

Jesus has a great day. He talks to 20,000 people about his dad. He talks to his dad about feeding 20,000 people. He talks to his followers about picking up the leftovers after the meal that he and his dad had prepared for the 20,000 people. It was, by any measure, a wonderful day. So […]

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Get in

Peter almost went under. That’s the highlight of the “walking on water” story, the part that everyone knows, the part that everyone tries to dissect.  It is the amazing part, the idea of a normal guy (slightly obnoxious, but normal), actually taking a few steps on water. But that’s not where the story starts.  Before […]

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