SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE IN FOUR HOURS OR LESS! (Don’t Try This At Home)

I’m still pondering an article I read this morning in The Onion, that irreverent newsmagazine which specializes in theatre of the absurd.  The headline reads: Zip-Lining Day Trip to Somehow Save Marriage  The featured fantasy couple were facing a plethora of tough marital challenges:An “increasingly hopeless, angst-ridden relationship” A deepening communications gap The husband’s temptation to have an affair The wife’s dissatisfaction with her dead-end job Their indecision regarding whethe … [Read more...]

A GOD OF SECOND CHANCES: Lazarus, Come Forth! (Me, Too!)

In John’s Gospel this weekend, we hear the familiar story of Lazarus of Bethany, brother of Mary and Martha. Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus of Nazareth.  So good a friend, in fact, that when Lazarus fell ill, his sisters sent a message to Jesus—hoping that Jesus would come to work a miracle and restore Lazarus to full health. You know the story:  Jesus didn’t come.  Rather, he continued on the road, preaching along the way.  By the time he reached the hill town of Bethany, on the east sid … [Read more...]


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