Worry and toil

Text: Matthew 6:25-33 (“the birds of the air”) As a child, I was charmed by the words of Jesus we just heard. He says that we should be like birds and wildflowers that neither worry nor toil. But despite the charm of this image, I wonder about it. Birds are hardly idle. Most of the … [Read more…]

Both Sides Now

Text: 1 Corinthians: 13 (faith, hope and love) Paul writes that there are three things that last — faith, hope and love. One might question why he only lists three things. But when he goes on to say that love is the greatest of these, I imagine that few of us would disagree. Love as … [Read more…]

Climate of fear

Text: Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus stills a storm) Despite an autumn-like chill in Alberta this Labour Day weekend, summer 2018 has been hot. All-time record temperatures have been broken around the world, including in Calgary. Heat waves have been longer than normal and wildfires have been widespread. Alberta and BC have not been the only regions … [Read more…]