Read Matthew 18:10-14. My mind wanders to a nursery rhyme: Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go. If only sheep were so obedient. Jesus is still talking about the children here, reminding his disciples not to look down on them, because … More What if I lose a lamb?
I thought I had moved passed emotional outpourings, but today has been one of those days. It’s Sunday, so I headed to church in anticipation of what God would do among our small and struggling congregation. I was ready for our time of worship this week, as the visiting praise team sent their songs early … More Flooded with emotion
Read Matthew 18:7-9. I thought he’d already covered this point. I wasn’t going to mention it again, but then I thought: “Why did Jesus use the same illustration twice? Could it be because there was more to learn?” He talked about gouging eyes and cutting off hands when he spoke to the crowd on the … More What if I think too much of myself?