Reflection #21: What do you have to give? / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 21 It's easy to be paralysed by the overwhelming need in the world, to think the world's to big, the injustices to great, that you're to small. But, we all have something to give. When I'm faced with something that I believe needs changing, I look down and ask, what is in my … Continue reading Reflection #21: What do you have to give? / A.J. Hendry

Reflection #20: To Listen Is To Love / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 20 I happened across a couple of videos today of some Christians with fairly conservative and fundamentalist views talking about a whole range of different topics, sexuality, church, whether Christians should dance in worship (heads up, they shouldn't), it was interesting viewing to say the least. Where I can I try engage with … Continue reading Reflection #20: To Listen Is To Love / A.J. Hendry

Reflection #17: Today I have no Hope – A Lament / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 17 "The Kingdom of God will not be detected visibly..." Today, I have no hope. The Divine Dream seems like just that, a dream. A figment of an idealists imagination, an impossibility in a world where dreams just don't come true. My body aches for Justice, my soul joins the Divine Scream in … Continue reading Reflection #17: Today I have no Hope – A Lament / A.J. Hendry

Reflection #16: When We ignore the poor, we risk our soul / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 16 It strikes me how aggressively Jesus goes after wealth and the accumulation of it. You cannot serve both God and money. As a citizen of the Western Empire His critique of wealth and the pursuit of material things is unsettling. Our society pushes us to take, to gain, to consume, we are … Continue reading Reflection #16: When We ignore the poor, we risk our soul / A.J. Hendry

Reflection #12: Learnings From The Poor / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 12 "Seek the Kingdom..." What is it like to be told to sell what you have when you have nothing? We live in a capatalist and consumeristic society. A society that conditions us to take, to gather, to hold on to things, yet Jesus challenges us to live in a differently. Don't take, … Continue reading Reflection #12: Learnings From The Poor / A.J. Hendry

Reflection #10: It’s Hard to Love Those we Don’t know / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 10 "You must... Love your neighbor as yourself." When Jesus is asked to interpret the Law, He responds by instructing his listener's to Love God, and to Love ones nieghbour. When asked who is our neighbor, Jesus shares the story of a man who was excluded, rejected, and marginalized, and of another, who … Continue reading Reflection #10: It’s Hard to Love Those we Don’t know / A.J. Hendry

Reflection #6: The Divine Embrace

Reading: Luke 6 Law, Tradition, Culture, how often do we allow the status quo to remain, simply because that's "way it's always been". In this passage the religious leaders were protecting their ancient cultural customs and traditions, they weren't necessarily wrong to do so, yet they had become so focused on preserving the old, that … Continue reading Reflection #6: The Divine Embrace