We want our sight!

The Gospel writer Matthew shares a story about Jesus’ interaction with two blind men that caused him to respond with compassion. Matthew 20:29-34 says, As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.  Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they … More We want our sight!

One pair of pants

Compassion is more than having sympathy for someone; it requires action. The first time I felt compassion was during summer 1972, the summer before I started high school. I was a very selfish, self-centered 14-year-old. My dad asked me whether I wanted to accompany him to Arizona to help him hold a “Baseball and Bible” … More One pair of pants

You are a Priest!

Opinions differ about the Roman Catholic practice of confessing to a priest. But I think that Roman Catholics are onto something—confession offers something mysteriously powerful and healing.  I would like to extend the practice of confession to a doctrine called “the priesthood of all believers.” The Apostle Peter told first-century Christians that they were a … More You are a Priest!