“Doing What Comes Next”

December 31, 2017 | Luke 2:22-40; Galatians 4:4-7

According to Luke’s gospel, it was all pretty spectacular.  It doesn’t start out that way.  Mary’s contractions begin before there is a suitable place for her baby to be born.  She ends up birthing in some kind of an animal shed with Joseph as her midwife.  Animal sheds don’t make great birthing rooms, and Joseph, […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

October 1, 2017 | Luke 14:15-24

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus spends a whole lot of time eating with people.  And most of the time Jesus is the guest, not the host.  He is the one who is invited, not the one who invites.  Jesus doesn’t have the wherewithal to be the host.  He doesn’t have a big enough house with a […]