Attitude check

Reading: Matthew 19:8-12 When the disciples heard from Jesus that divorce was never in God’s original design, and that it stands to this day, they responded that it is better then not to marry. This got me thinking–why did they say that? Presented with no option to divorce, they would rather not be married at…

M or F

Reading: Matthew 19:1-6 “… At the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’” (v.4). Some years ago, my work had been in the context of facilitating projects that addressed poverty in developing countries.  Part of it was operating the concept of WID—women in development, and when it was no longer politically correct, GAD—gender and…

Settling accounts

Reading: Matthew 18:21-35 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants” (v.23). “Then the master called the servant in.  ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.  Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow-servant just as…