Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Some things just don't make
sense in the economy of Jesus.
He works with a template that
doesn't fit how we work things out.
We like fair and even and divided up equally.
We don't quite know how this works out in the end-
but we are not in charge of that ending.
But, we also don't want someone else
getting the same as us,
if they have "worked" less,
or seem somehow less deserving.
Jesus really hits the nail on the head
with these following questions.
"Am I not allowed to do what
I choose with what belongs to me?
Or do you begrudge my generosity?"
Any of our answers
lead us into the predicament
of trying to manage GOD.
And in the way that Jesus turns the tables,
he finalizes the parable with a punchline.
"So the last will be first, and the first last."
That gives us a lot to think about,
as we sort out what it really looks like
to be Joyful in Mercy.
Visual Faith Ministry Printable
Fine-point Sharpie Marker
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Fellow trekker Rev. Aaron Bueltmann -
checking things out.
It is the people on this journey
that made it so much fun.
Brother-in-law Randy is a long way from Indiana.
Large vessel- amazing to piece these
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
This is the iconic view of the Treasury in Petra, Jordan. This is the most famous structure in this archeological site. It is the 45M high Al Khazneh, with its ornate Greek-facade facade. Petra dates to around 300 BC and was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. We visited this site for the second time in January 2020.
The amazing colors of the rock at Petra.More of the many carved rock spaces. This community flourished in the 1st century AD and they were skillful in harvesting rainwater, agriculture and stone carving. At its peak they believe 20,000 people lived here.
At Petra you will see many donkeys