Transfiguration Sunday/February 26, 2017 Matthew 17:1-9   “Strange things happen on mountains in Scripture.”[1] Whenever Moses disappeared up Mount Sinai, the children of Israel quivered with anxiety and anticipation.  They certainly didn’t want to go up the mountain – they didn’t want to be in the presence of God, or even just to hear the… Read More Metamorphosis

Be Perfect

February 19, 2017/Matthew 5:38-48   Be perfect. Jesus has just finished outlining a series of commands that broaden the demands of the law with crazy, extreme ethical requirements.  Turn the other cheek.  Give your coat and your cloak.  Go the second mile.  Give to everyone who begs from you.  Love your enemies.  Crazy, extreme demands… Read More Be Perfect