In a recent driving experience, I was confronted by the conflict between the honest, authentic me and the me that I am trying to become. I was sitting in gridlocked, Los Angeles traffic when the driver beside me erupted in a fit of aggressive road rage. He began yelling, gesturing, and cursing the stopped drivers … Continue reading Which you is the real you?
In this Christian life of faith, we spend a lot of time trying to become better people. We look at the Galatians 5 list of the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—and we try our best to manifest those things in our lives. Of course, that is good! … Continue reading Better by association
Blind Bartimaeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The crowd: “Shut up! Don’t bother the teacher.” Jesus: “Bring him to me.” The crowd: “Great news, Bartimaeus! Jesus is asking for you.” Have you ever laughed at this moment from Mark 10:46-49? Have you ever chuckled or scoffed with just a twinge of self-righteousness … Continue reading I Don’t Care…Now I Care