When Will Jesus Return?

When Will Jesus Return?

An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing. A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready. “All set back here, Captain,” came the reply, “except the lawyers are still going around passing out business cards.” I know. Lawyers get such a bad rap in our society. A friend of mine is an attorney and he tells me only half those jokes out there are true. But you know, nobody ever gets on a plane, even lawyers, expecting it is going to crash during that flight. Could you imagine you get on a plane and ask the people...Read more
The Mission of the Son of Man

The Mission of the Son of Man

Proper 20: Pentecost 18 If I said, “Silly rabbit,” could you finish the saying? Of course, we all know, “Trix are for kids.” When I was a child, no matter how the rabbit would try some trick to get some Trix cereal, something would happen and he would fail. Then the kids would all say, “Silly rabbit. Trix are for kids!” As a child I often wondered why the rabbit never understood something so simple. “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise. But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.” When reading our Gospel lesson for this...Read more