One way to observe the power of an invitation is through the pace of the response. This is one of the striking elements of Christ’s call to two sets of brothers—Peter and Andrew, and James and John. Interestingly, Matthew 4:20 and 4:22 both begin with … Read More

Have a Messy, Blessed Christmas

Christmas is a messy holiday. I didn’t say merry; I said messy. Think about it—it’s about a birth. Been to any birthing rooms lately? Well, Joseph’s and Mary’s was outdoors in a holed-out animal shelter. See what I mean? Messy! But no wonder—Parenting is messy. … Read More