Our readings establish a tension. Both readings involve fervent prayer. One prayer is answered. One is not. We know what it’s like to have prayers unanswered. It’s not fun. It’s hard. Today we will have a chance to rejoice and find hope in the answered and unanswered prayers
There is a little bit of a difficult balance in today’s prayer. On the one hand it’s clearly a prayer against opposition. That God would move against the enemies of the people of God. On the other hand it’s a prayer that is acknowledging how different God is from EVERYTHING ELSE in all of creation […]
Who can see? That’s kind of the main question of todays story and prayer. It’s pretty clear that a bunch of people CAN’T see. It’s also pretty clear that Elisha’s simple prayer powerfully changes the sight of several people. This morning it’s important too for us to digest who can see (can we)….and why?
“Lord if you are willing, you can make me well,” said the leper. “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof, but say the word and my servant will be healed,” said the centurion. This short section which seems to be two request for healing holds a much deeper meaning for us […]