lamp under a basket?

21 Jesus said to them, “Does anyone bring in a lamp in order to put it under a basket or a bed? Shouldn’t it be placed on a lampstand? 22 Everything hidden will be revealed, and everything secret will come out into the open. 23 Whoever has ears to listen should pay attention!” 24 He said to them, “Listen carefully! God will evaluateContinue reading “lamp under a basket?”

Shadow of Your Wings

7How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:7, NRSV) The love of God is so present it is like we are hidden under the wings of our mother. WHere we are protected from the world by hiding in the shadow of herContinue reading “Shadow of Your Wings”

More Parables

21He said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? 22For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. 23Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” 24And he said to them, “Pay attention toContinue reading “More Parables”

The Joy of Forgiveness

Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah (Psalm 32:6-7, NRSV) When you are in need turn toContinue reading “The Joy of Forgiveness”

Walk Dusty…

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised byContinue reading “Walk Dusty…”

arrogance

Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor—let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart, those greedy for gain curse and renounce the LORD. In the prideContinue reading “arrogance”

your servant

Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness. Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those long dead.Continue reading “your servant”

I was afraid…

As they were listening to this, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. So he said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return. He summoned ten of hisContinue reading “I was afraid…”