tired after a long day of travel. You get off the plane,
collect your luggage, ride the shuttle to the rental car lot,
drive to your hotel. It's nearly midnight when you check in.
The desk clerk asks if you would like a wake-up call. Yes!
Please! If not, you might miss your morning business meeting
and the trip would be for nothing.
the parable, two of those entrusted with talents use their
gifts wisely and daringly. The third, however, is afraid. He
is afraid of judgment, rejection, or failure. So he buries his
talent. He buries himself and hides and has nothing to give or
offer or live for. The story reveals the result of such a
buried life: bitter sadness, isolation, and regret.
CHRIST THE KING
calls those who follow him his family, his mother and brother
and sister. . Jesus gathers them into a new family. He mentors
them in the way of the kingdom, forgives them when they fall
short, and empowers them to do great things in his name. And
when their discipleship ends up being costly, leaving them
imprisoned, hungry, estranged, or naked, this brother king
rules through compassion on their behalf.
Do Stop In This Day
30 Nov 2014
Comfort, comfort my people, says your
God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her
warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has
received from the Lord’s hand
double for all her sins.
A shelter from the winter storm, a straw-lined manger, safe
and warm, and Mary crooning lullabies, to hush her Baby's
sleepy sighs. Her eyes are rapt upon His Face, unheeded
here is time and space