The Substance of Faith

The Substance of Faith

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Meditation Text for Palm Sunday, March 24


Thus Jesus introduced us to the shocking power of sacrifice,which can turn something that looks for all the world like loss into something that feels for all the world like gain.  According to Frederick Buechner, “To sacrifice something is to make it holy by giving it away for love.”

— Barbara Brown Tayor in Home By Another Way

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Meditation text for March 17

Blessings have an unpredictable and even  ferocious and power to change the way we envision life and ourselves.

Gary Gunderson and Larry Pray in The Leading Causes of Life

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Meditation Text for March 10, 2013

atomic bomb

During the beginning of the atomic era, many betrayed their ignorance ofthe atom’s power.   One farmer from Arkansas addressed a letter to the“Atomic Bomb Company” in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His request concerned  “some stumps in my field that I should like to blow out. Have you any atomic bombs the right size for the job? I think I should like them better than dynamite.”

—William Manchester in The Glory and the Dream

I used the Med text to ask, “Have we underestimated the power of God?”

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