May we read God's Word thoughtfully, and with fresh eyes, and from different perspectives so that we may use all our talents, and resources—whatever they may be—to their very best purpose. This morning we hear the Parable of the Talents, which has been much debated by theologians. For starters, there is some disagreement over what … Continue reading Talent: A Diverse Source of Wisdom
A wonderful thing happened to me in the Tim Horton's drivethru on Saturday; an older man was blasting country music from the car in front of me, singing along, having a great time. This was infectious on its own. But when I got up to pay it turned out that he had paid for my coffee. … Continue reading Keep the faith. No, Share it!
This morning the subject of our gospel is taxes. Everybody’s favourite topic. And yet, we all understand why they figure so heavily in our election discussion, why the debate about who should pay and how much is so central to our democracy. Taxes are a key way in how we participate in the common good; … Continue reading The Cost of Living in the World
So let’s talk about the ingrates – the ungrateful lot - in our gospel this morning. First, we have those nine men and women healed by Jesus of leprosy, who don’t bother to come back and say thank you for it. Jesus gave them their lives back, because a diagnosis of leprosy meant that you … Continue reading Jesus the Ingrate
Every year, right before school started, when my kids were growing up, there was a shopping spree. Not just for school supplies, but for new shoes and clothes. I have boys, but even for them, energy went into choosing the first day of school outfit. It spoke, even if they were thinking that way in … Continue reading Turn, then, and live