Jesus and Power

Jon Shematek Pentecost 1 Comment

Transcript of the Post: Welcome back to If Necessary Use Words! This is a place for praying with images. I’m Jon Shematek, a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Every Monday, we’ll look at a portion of the Gospel assigned for the upcoming Sunday, and reflect together using a form of Visio Divina, in which we combine scriptural text, …

The Sleeper

Jon Shematek Pentecost, Reflection, Visio Divina 1 Comment

June 24, 2018 A reflection on the constant care and alertness of the Divine One to our needs. Based on a portion of the text assigned for today from the Gospel of Mark (4:37-39) in which the disciples do not believe that Jesus will wake up in time to save them and their boat from the violent storm.

The Tax

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June 5, 2018 A reflection on giving to God what is God’s, and giving to the secular powers what are theirs. Based on a portion of the text assigned for today from the Gospel of Mark (12:15-17), in which the Pharisees attempt to trick Jesus by asking him if it is lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not.  …