Reflection #19: The Cost

Reading: Luke 19 "The people were displeased... 'He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner," they grumbled. Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord..." A couple of things stood out to me today. One is the response of the people to Jesus' acceptance of Zacchaeus. I actually get it, Jesus is the Liberator, … Continue reading Reflection #19: The Cost

Reflection #18: Total Allegiance / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 18 The story of the Rich Young Ruler is the story of the white western Christian. Coming to Jesus' with all sincerity and passion "what must I do to be saved?" they ask. They have kept the moral law, they seek to live a good life, they go to church every Sunday, pray … Continue reading Reflection #18: Total Allegiance / 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

The Worlds going to Hell in a Handbasket, so where is God? / A.J. Hendry

Where is God? It is a question I find myself asking a lot lately? Where is God when a child is rejected by their parents and forced to live on the street? Where is God in the halfway house, where young teens search for meaning amongst the fog of synthetics? Where is God when hope … Continue reading The Worlds going to Hell in a Handbasket, so where is God? / A.J. Hendry