Written by Dave Lenehan Growing up along the shores of Cape Cod, our family was blessed to always have some sort of boat on hand for fishing and shell-fishing. We started with a dark green 8-foot wooden row boat, then graduated to an 8-foot aluminum boat. A few years later, Read more
Written by Victor Stanley Jr.
“You think I have come to bring peace on the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34)These are the words of Jesus to His disciples before sending them out into Judea to proclaim the message of Christ. These words do not mesh well with the romanticized timid and docile Jesus we tend to speak about in our churches. These words would not be spoke by the Jesus who wouldn’t harm a fly, who would never inconvenience us, who would never put us in uncomfortable positions, or disrupt our cozy lives. The Jesus proclaimed in most of our churches is at the mercy of our free will, our capriciousness, our desires, and is a glorified Santa Claus who grants wishes asked of him in the form of so called prayers; that Jesus would not dare to speak these words. If the Jesus we claim to carry in our hearts were to speak these words, well, we might have to kill Him for disrupting the natural scheme of things and upending our lives. (more…)