Mark 12:38-44

We tend to digest the scriptures like eating an elephant…. So we fragment it into chapters and verses and snack, piece by piece, bit by bit, and we get through it eventually. What we are in peril of losing though, is the threads which link the discourses

Mark 12:28-34

Yay! Preachers love to get breakthroughs like that every now and then. If you want the core of the Gospel, that is it! It’s all “For the love of God!”

John 11:32-44

The longest bible reading in some lectionary years has the shortest verse.

 “Jesus wept!” 

Job 42:1-6, 10-17

God provides for both Job, and his friends who have misrepresented God, a way in which apology, a restoration, can be made.  How often might we find ourselves in this kind of situation? 

Job 38: 1-7, (34-41)

When we come face to face with the one who creates we are laid bare, there is nothing left to hide behind – all is revealed in its ugliness and its beauty. 

Job 23

The echoes of the cry of Christ at Easter, “My God My God why have you abandoned me” seems so far away in October but that feeling of isolation when we discover that we must face something alone is perhaps what we fear the most.