Oct 15, 2018

We yearn. Pant. Thirst. Long. Faint. Cry out. In the Psalms in Job and in Isaiah we cry out to the Lord with desire, with aching, with hunger. “I will see him with my own eyes.” [Job 19:25-27] “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” [Psalm 42:1-2] “I long to dwell in your […]

Another View of the Book of Job

Sep 10, 2018

  If we want to know the purpose of the pain and suffering in our lives, we might look to the story of Job, who was a devout believer in God, also a wealthy man with a great family and property and friends. As the story goes, God boasted to Satan that Job was a […]

Further Thoughts on Healing

Sep 03, 2012

Reviewing the last four weeks’ blogs on healing, the first thing I notice is that all different kinds of people need healing in the accounts of Jesus’ healings: yes, the blind, the deaf, and the lame, the poor and outcast, but also a synagogue leader, the son of a royal official, friends of Jesus and […]

Healing the Dead and Dying

Aug 27, 2012

  Healing of the dead and dying is the fourth category of healing Jesus does as reported in the Gospels. Jesus heals the daughter of Jarius, a synagogue leader, who has either just died(Matthew 9:18) or is close to death(Mark 5:23-9) and the son of a royal official who is close to dying in Capernaum […]

Healing Sickness

Aug 13, 2012

Now the crowds were pressing up against Jesus as the word of his healing of Jarius’(a patron of the synagogue) daughter spread. There was a woman in the crowd who came up behind him and touched his cloak. She was immediately healed of the bleeding condition that had plagued her for twelve years. According to […]

Healing Physical Conditions

Aug 06, 2012

This week we turn to the second category of the Jesus’ healings, the physical conditions that hamper our ability to move and see in the world and also to hear and to see and to understand what Jesus taught.  Jesus healed many blind people, deaf and deaf mutes, people who were paralyzed, one with a […]


Jul 30, 2012

       For quite some time I have been wondering, pondering what is it that Jesus heals in us. Oh, I know, demons and leprosy and fevers and bleeding in the Biblical stories, but what does that mean that he heals us? Here is the result of the research I have been doing in the Gospels […]

Running Away

Jul 23, 2012

Time is a vanishing asset in our modern world. Having time to relax, decompress, process, sleep, meditate or enjoy our families and close friends no longer exits. There is no time for daydreaming, hobbies, or play any more. More and more we hear from ourselves and others, “if only I had time for ____” But […]