Moment of Clarity With Rev. Lorrie Daly-Price
What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

October 29, 2017

October 29, 2017 | This week we overhear one small part of a conversation between Jesus and the religious authorities. Sort of like listening in on a family argument, but with much higher stakes. Feeling offended and quite likely threatened by Jesus, they fight back with the only weapons available to them: what they have learned and their way with words.

The Pharisees take their best shot and try to catch Jesus off guard but it backfires on them. It has been suggested that if we thought of this as a baseball metaphor, we might say that the Pharisees throw Jesus an easy pitch and he hits it out of the park. But as always there is a twist in the interpretation that Jesus responds with.

Giving in Love

Giving in Love

October 22, 2017

October 22, 2017 | In the reading this week from the gospel of Matthew, we are confronted with the Pharisees, a group who are depicted as a scheming bunch, who are attempting to trap Jesus in his own words as if he were some kind of amateur politician. Jesus, however, constantly turns the tables on his attackers often leaving them speechless and the bystanders amazed.

You’re Invited

You’re Invited

October 16, 2017

October 15, 2017 | The reading we hear this week from Matthew’s gospel is rather jarring to say the least. An invitation to the wedding feast goes out, but the original invitees find all sorts of excuses for not attending. Who turns down the invitation of the king? Even if one is not a particularly strong supporter of a particular ruler, don’t you think you would show up out of curiosity, or just to rub elbows with the wealthy and powerful? Oh, the enthusiasm would not be the same, but you would likely go just for the experience — particularly if the consequences of NOT going were as dire as they play out in the story Jesus tells today.

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart

October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017 | We hear in our gospel reading this week how in a village between Galilee and Samaria, Jesus met a group of people with leprosy. And they cried out for mercy – just as they did when anyone came near them. In their sickness, in their loneliness, in their poverty … They reached out for help. And Jesus responded in a way that far exceeded anything they could ever have expected. Instead of tossing them a few coins or a bit of food (things which might seem to help but were really only answering the symptoms of their sickness) Jesus went to the problem itself, and healed them.

They were cleansed, and the last picture we have is of them scurrying down the road (off to the priests who would certify their new condition)…all that is except one.

How Will You Respond?

How Will You Respond?

October 2, 2017

October 1, 2017 | We all have good intentions, don’t we? But as Jesus teaches us in the gospel reading from Matthew, our intentions don’t really matter. It’s our actions that are grounded in and flow from our relationship with God that count – individually and as a community.

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