Mark 9:33-50 — Wanna Be Great? Don’t Scandalize My “Little Ones”

March 5, 2012

While many have treated this section of Mark as a series of isolated sayings that follow a passion prediction, the thread that runs through it carries a powerful punch if we hear it as one continuous exchange between Jesus and his disciples. This thread directly connects with the prediction. Just as Jesus would serve others by suffering, […]

Self-Forgiveness: Acceptance or Pride?

November 30, 2008

Psalm 143 O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy…. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you… So my spirit grows faint within me, my heart within me is dismayed… I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done… Let […]


August 25, 2008

“God seeps through the cracks.” I heard that statement today.  I thought it profound; wish that I had originated it (there is my pride); and wondered why I had never heard it before (I thought I knew everything!). It struck me as so true…at least in my life and I can only speak for myself. When […]