The Lord’s words challenge and console us as we consider who will be saved. The challenge happens when we place our hope in worldly things. The consolation comes when we trust in the Lord, who makes all things possible.
The Letter to the Hebrews offers the example of running a race before a cheering crowd as an example of our spiritual journey through this life. May we run toward Jesus with all our heart, and encourage each other along the way.
Jesus addresses the topic of divorce to both the Pharisees and his disciples. As painful as the topic is today, we acknowledge that it has been a challenge throughout human history, reminding us to do all that we can to foster marriage as well as help those who suffer when marriage fails.
Jesus uses a powerful parable to teach us the crucial role of forgiveness in our lives. Understanding the teaching is the easy part; our task is to make forgiveness a daily discipline that shapes our thoughts, words and actions.