November 26, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
This passage from Matthew which we read on this Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical year before we start Advent, is about Jesus – about what his kingdom of God demands, about how we are to serve Christ, and about how we are to be his people among the nations.
This passage took on a new and profound meaning for me last Monday. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: abused, challenge, compassion, compromise, displaced, equality, faithful, following God's call, forgotten, God's demand for justice and equity and compassion, gratitude, hungry, ICE, Immigration Task Force, imprisoned, inclusive, Kingdom of God, marginalized, Matthew 25: 31-46, naked, persecuted, political differences, politics, poor, powerless, stranger, structual racism, the least of us
November 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
These are hard texts to read and unpack. These are not “kumbaya” passages! You might feel bad for the poor maidens who got shut out of the party. You might be angry at the maidens who didn’t share. You may wonder about the fairness of God. You may focus on Joshua telling the people that God will punish them if they do not follow the rules– and wonder about the love of God. I am with you…. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: blame, change, choices, crisis, gun lobby, gun violence, hate, horror, Joshua 24, light, mass shootings, Matthew 25, NRA, parable of the bridesmaids, politicians, politics, religion and politics, responsibility, sacrifice, sanctuary, shine