The evil spirit uses the tactics of riches, honour, and pride to control us. Jesus has a different way.
Star Trek depicts a time where humans have moved beyond the need for wealth and possessions. Seems like the Christian hope.
Today is a day of earthiness and remembrance. Today as Christ washes our feet we can come as we are: dirty, smelly, and calloused.
The reality of the present moment is hard to face, but that’s where God’s grace is.
Can’t see the plank in your own eye? Ben LaBadie says, we ought to see the Pharisee in ourselves and be humble.
God wants us to have a happy life. But how? It’s not power, honour or riches that lead us there, but a strange and paradoxical path.
What do we possess to give away? What do we lack? How easily do we receive? The connectedness of the Kingdom involves a balance of giving and receiving help.
Foot washing for us can mean moments not just of humble service but of humble dirty work.
How do we deal with temptation and impulse? Holly says it’s hard, but maybe humility is the answer.