Without a Wound? [True Ministry]

The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the following excerpt from the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.” The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, but it changes the end of the parable. I first encountered this excerpt within the book “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the HeartContinue reading “Without a Wound? [True Ministry]”

Just One Step Ahead

“Life here feels like you were just left off here one day, with no instruction manual, and no idea of what you were supposed to do; how to fit in; how to find a day’s relief from the anxiety, how to keep your beloved alive; how to stay one step ahead of abyss.” Anne LamottContinue reading “Just One Step Ahead”

A Stone’s Throw Away

“He walked away, about a stone’s, and knelt down and prayed” Luke 22:41 Who knows what Jesus is thinking at this precise moment as he entered the Garden? His disciples waited for Jesus and scripture states that he proceeded ahead of them— “a stone’s throw.” We often share in the sorrows of the people closestContinue reading “A Stone’s Throw Away”

Change (for the Unchangeable)

I stagger over the patience of God for my soul. Sometimes repeated forays into sin become all I can see. I am the prototypical sinner, and it’s hard to believe anyone else could be as stubborn as me. But grace is always found, when I return to Him. I do know that growing up hasContinue reading “Change (for the Unchangeable)”