The Genuine Article

Remember the episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy finds out she’s pregnant (which you weren’t allowed to say on 1950’s TV, by the way; you had to say you were “having a baby”), and she keeps trying to tell Ricky but every time she tries, something goes wrong? Eventually she surprises him at his […]

Hidden Potential

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. –Isaiah 53:1, […]

A Diamond in the Rough

When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”  On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call […]