March 3, 2013
Jesus, bound for Jerusalem by way of Jericho, encounters a blind man begging along side of the road. Mark’s gospel tells us his name is Bartimaeus. The f15 mile jaunt from Jericho to Jerusalem is well traveled by pilgrims sojourning to Jewish festivals.
February 3, 2013
While Jesus’ story about the rich man and Lazarus describes the impassable chasm between Hades and Paradise, this side of death we all face another chasm. The chasm between us and God is just as real and yet this great divide has been crossed.
January 27, 2013
While scholars have long debated whether the story of the rich man (Dives in the Latin) and Lazarus is a parable or not, we know that Jesus is speaking truth to all who will have ears to hear.