This is a parable of startling contrasts, but its central message is simple: be alert to the needs under your nose. The parable invites us to see ourselves as richer in the goods of the world than many millions.
Without an eye for the needy around us, our life becomes self-centered and callous. Jesus is asking us, his listeners, to open our eyes to what is around us, and to open our ears to the simple command of the Gospel: love your neighbor. Continue reading Lazarus and the Rich Man: a Study in Entitlement (Luke 16: 19-31)
Our job is not to blaze a new trail, but to maintain the old trail. We are to follow Jesus and refresh the blazes set so that others will not get lost. God doesn’t need new trail-blazers. God needs people who will faithfully maintain the trails he has marked out. Continue reading Maintaining the Trail
Preached at United Reformed Church of Clifton on Sunday, August 30, 2020 To hear this sermon preached follow this link. … Continue reading Following Jesus: A Sermon on Matthew 16: 21-26
Marriage can be compared to two oxen pulling a wagon across the prairie. If they stand around making cow eyes … Continue reading Soul-Mates and Help-Mates
A fable I use for premarital counselling. Hand in hand, a newly married couple walked through the woods on a … Continue reading The Gift and the Greenhouse : A Fable