“Touch Me and See”

Have you ever thought about the sheer intimacy of Jesus’ appearance to the disciples post-resurrection? In Matthew they take hold of his feet. In John, Jesus tells Thomas “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side” (John 20:27). In the Luke account, he says to …

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“But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.” (Luke 23:49) This installation piece is so powerful. I really encourage you to visit June Lee’s website and see all the images of it. A larger human-sized version of the black huddled figure …

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Why Two Turtle Doves?

Today’s scripture includes two stories of a young Jesus in the temple. The first story is of his presentation as a baby. They also brought two turtle doves to offer as a sacrifice “according to what is stated in the law of the Lord” (Luke 2:24). Why a turtledove? We can find the answer to …

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The Feeding of the 5,000

One thing I love about Jesus is his focus on food. His first miracle was to save a wedding party from the perils of having to drink water, by turning it into wine instead. The only miracle story in all four gospels is the feeding of the 5,000, in which Jesus creates a feast for a large crowd.

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