Has He Washed Your Feet?

Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” John 13:8 ESV Peter was shocked that Jesus would kneel and wash his dirty feet. This was unheard of. How could Jesus their master and teacher be willing to wash their…

Pausing to Remember

On September 10, 2001 Nancy and I flew home safely past the Statue of Liberty to land in Newark. Were returning from visiting family in California and I looked forward to getting back to our normal schedule. The next morning I got up and went back to work. It was a beautiful sunny day and…

Giving Our All For Him

‘And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. ‘ Mark 8:34 ESV If I am learning anything during this Covid-19 crisis it is that service is far more important than position. The…

Interrupted by Love Lenten Reading

A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. Luke 22:24 ESV A funny thing happened on the way to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Cross. Jesus had just finished giving them the bread and the wine as the holiest of sacraments and while supper was ending the…

What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love!

 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  John 13:34 ESV Some years ago I worked trimming trees on a large estate in Katonah, New York. Since the work we did was usually done in the winter, it was a special…