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Year A Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Kingdom is compared to someone who sows good seed in his field. An enemy sows weeds. The plants came up with the weeds. The decision is to let them grow together until the harvest when the weeds will be burned and the wheat stored in the barn. Rationally this story is quite simple. The Son of man sows the good seed which are the children of the Kingdom. The weeds are the children of the devil. The field is the world. The reapers are angels who gather out of His kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers. The righteous will shine in the Kingdom of their Father at the end times.  Read more


Transfiguration Sunday

This story of the Transfiguration is one of the most significant stories in the Scripture. There was Jesus, Elijah and Moses. What did they all have in common? Much! They were talking to Jesus about their Exodus. Each one was involved in a type of exodus experience. Elijah was caught up in whirlwind and the flaming chariot. Moses led the Exodus of the children of Israel out of the slavery in Egypt. Now Jesus was to have His Exodus being resurrected from the grave. Peter displayed his legalism saying. “Rabbi it is good we are here. Let us make three booths one for you one for Elijah and one for Moses.” Mark adds almost in astonishment, “He did not know what he was saying.”  Read more


Year C Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

Jesus was sharing with the sinners and tax collectors. They all drew near to hear Him. The Pharisees were off in a distance grumbling about Him. Jesus tells the three parables. Literal thinking sees the point of the parables is show the Love Jesus has for sinners. What was the real meaning of His parables? You have a lost sheep and the shepherd leaves the righteous ninety and nine to search other for the lost sheep. A woman loses her dowry. She may not be able to be married if she does not find the coin. She finds the lost coin and rejoices. Literally, we would think this was about the joy of having sinners repent. Wasn’t that what Jesus was supposed to be working with?  Read more


Year C Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

Today’s lesson is an excellent illustration of Jesus' way of grace. The teaching is to know the difference being in or out of His Presence can make. Here are two brothers who are out of the Presence. They have become angry, greedy and bitter. Why did Jesus not give fair judgment to the two brothers? The answer was to either change the inheritance or not change it. Regardless of which was chosen, one would be happy and the other would remain a bitter, angry victim the rest of their life. So why did he answer the way he did?  Read more


Follow Your Heart Part 12: Changing Your Heart

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! When we are out of the heart, our thoughts create our feelings. A negative thought about a person or event creates a negative feeling. These feelings can become words that can break our heart. The pain of a broken heart can last throughout the whole course of one’s life.  Read more


Follow Your Heart Part 10: The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! There are four spiritual gifts in the Presence: Peace, Love, Joy, and Wisdom.  Read more


Follow Your Heart Part 9: Life Is A Good Feeling

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! We are all looking for one thing in Life, for a good feeling. The word "good" has a root meaning "God." We are all looking to feel the Love of God. When we look to feel good rationally, what we think about the event creates our feeling. Life becomes conditional.  Read more


Follow Your Heart Part 8: The Wisdom of the Heart

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! When we are "down and out", our rational head determines how we feel about the event. When we are "up and in", the feeling of the Presence creates the thought or the Wisdom in the event.  Read more


Pentecost IX John 6:1-21

This parable is the principle between what you think rationally and how you think spiritually. If you read it rationally you will apply the principle to understand the scripture. If you read it spiritually you will apply the scripture to understand the principle. Rationally, this is John telling us the story of what Jesus did to feed the 5,000. Spiritually, this is Jesus wanting his disciples and us to understand the principle of the difference between a "what" and a "how."  Read more


Follow Your Heart Part 7: Head Logic or Heart Wisdom

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!! Out of the Presence, the rational head can create a negative conscious heart feeling about a situation. In the Presence, the feeling of the conscious heart can create a Peaceful, Loving, and Joyful rational thought in, not about, the event.  Read more


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