My friend, James, uses a flip phone and doesn’t text much. But I got a message from him Friday recommending a new podcast: Dolly Parton’s America. By the way, as a rule, if a friend with a flip phone recommends a podcast, you should always check it out…
Jesus says that this coming again is something that can be missed if you’re not looking; like when you wake up and realize that at some point, your truck has been rummaged through.
After Bertie gave his triumphant speech, Lionel addressed him for the first time as ‘Your majesty.’ Perhaps it was his way of saying friendship precedes kingship, not the other way around. In order to become the cosmic Christ, the one over thrones, dominions, rulers, and powers, Jesus first had to go to the tomb of his friend Lazarus and weep.
“Back in August the Calvary staff participated in a visioning workshop together. I’d gotten to know Kat Gordon on a diocesan board and learned that she did this kind of thing from time to time. Some of you know Kat as the brilliance behind Muddy’s Bakeshop, and will understand that what really caught my attention was that snacks were included.”
1 Corinthians 13 was written by St. Paul, who I imagine keeps fit in the after life by turning over in his tomb every time this passage is read at a marriage. Not only did he never marry, he also wrote, “I wish everyone was like me and would stop with this silly distraction of marriage.”