“Their hunger was spiritual, evident from the excitement onstage, to the testimonials of miraculous faith-healings, to the bathroom and concession-line politeness from a stadium full of 70,000 Christians who refused to leave in the rain.”
“Keep surfing the Wave… the Tsunami is the Spirit at work!” bid Anthony Palmer from his ministry’s home in Wiltshire, England, last week via e-mail before he left for Rome to meet again with Pope Francis.
Oh yeah! “You’re not kidding!” I responded.
An Evangelical-Christian missionary in orphan ministries, Green and his wife Monique — parents of two adopted Ukrainian children – were moved by the plight of the orphans they met in Eastern Europe. Yet, he admits, “We realized that we could not adopt them all, and had to find a way to further our involvement in this world issue.”
At the beginning of the midday Holy Mass at the Catholic Monastery, St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo, California, the celebrant welcomed a large youth group in attendance. When he said the name of the well-known charismatic, Protestant-Christian church from Orange County, California, I had to make a conscious effort to not let my jaw drop….
“Nothing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is convenient.”
The words of our Lord Jesus, as recorded in the four gospels, challenge us in more ways than I can count. And, continue to challenge us throughout our faith journey as His disciples. I would like to talk about just one – how to reconcile the Jesus way.