Just turning on the news shows that we live in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, confidence can fail. Most of us find uncertainty uncomfortable, preferring stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny. But this Lent, instead of ignoring or hiding from life’s uncertainties, you are invited to follow Jesus’ path to Jerusalem, engage uncertainty with confidence and find a stronger faith along the way. Inspired by a Lenten study of the same title by Magrey deVega.
Last week’s “connection question” in worship had to do with the transgression that was most likely to get you in serious trouble when you were a kid. A lot of people said “talking back” was that “unforgivable sin.” Well, you might notice that there’s a lot of “talking back” in today’s Bible story — a […]