Touchpoints on Luke

Touchpoints on Luke

Proclaim Repentance Touchpoint

Forgiveness Leads to Repentance

“But here’s the thing. We don’t need to run and hide like Adam and Eve. We don’t need to live in fear and dread. We know what kind of God we have. We know whether God, at God’s core, is forgiving or vengeful.”
God said yes Touchpoint

YES!!!

“But it isn’t a YES that says, ‘Yes, you do measure up,’ or ‘Yes, you are good enough.’ It’s rather a YES that says, ‘YES, you don’t have to measure up. YES, you don’t have to be good enough. Because it’s not about measuring up or being good enough. My YES will simply embrace and transform your NO.'”
The prodigal sons Touchpoint

The Prodigal Sons

“We have bastardized the Mystery’s grace, the Father’s love. But guess what, there are no bastard children in the family of God. And the door into the house is always open, and the feast never ends. Deniers and betrayers, doubters and cowards are welcome…”
Reward and Punishment Touchpoint

Let It Be

“Now I’m not sure what this says about God the Father, but I am clear on what it says about God the Son. He will not go back on forgiveness. He will not go back on grace. He will not deal with us on the basis of reward and punishment or getting what we deserve. Not now, not next year, not ever.”
Listen to God's beloved Son Touchpoint

Listen Up

Grace and peace from the Mystery in whom we live and move and have our being. Listen to God’s beloved Son. This is my Son, my chosen … Listen to him. This is my Son, my chosen … Listen to him. This is my Son, my chosen … LISTEN to him. Luke 9:28-36 OK, let’s talk about this. Seriously, what am I supposed to do with a passage which has as its primary message ‘listening?’ What do I do with…

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Grace and Peace from the Mystery in whom we live and move and have our being. I know I read from “The Message” interpretation by Eugene Peterson for our passage today, and I did so because it is such a good one. But I am going to use the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) translation for this Touchpoint, because I think it shows how we have used and misused this passage. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate…
Life is full of blessing and woe Touchpoint

Blessing or Woe? Woe or Blessing?

“This passage comforts the afflicted … and afflicts the comfortable. And if you want to know which one you are, look no further than your response to this passage. Where does this ‘passage’ take you?  To comfort or discomfort?”
The essence of the Divine Touchpoint

Unity, not Separation

Grace and peace from the Mystery in whom we live and move and have our being. The essence of the Divine. Master, leave. I’m a sinner and can’t handle this holiness. Leave me to myself.” Luke 5:1-11 Peter is both right and wrong at the same time. “I’m a sinner” … Correctomundo Peter! “Leave me to myself” … Couldn’t be more wrong on that one. Before we begin to talk about this text, we have to come to some definition…
The Messiah of All Touchpoint

Cliff Hanger

Grace and peace from the Mystery in whom we live and move and have our being. The Messiah of all. They got up, drove him out of town, and led him up to the brow of a hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff.” Luke 4: 14-30 Why do I get the feeling this Touchpoint isn’t going to end well? Sometimes I wonder about the people who came up with the…
I Am Please with You Touchpoint

Therefore, Be It Resolved

“Make no mistake about it. This is a reversal from how God is often portrayed, talked about, pictured. We always think we have to do something first. We have to act first, and then, God as judge, will decide after we are all done whether to accept us or not. But this baptism story, and where it is placed in Luke’s Gospel is a reminder that we have it all backwards. It’s only Chapter 3 and Jesus has done nothing at this point in the Gospel of Luke to warrant God’s love and delight.”
They Did Not Understand Touchpoint

Treasured

“Perhaps that is why this meal is so important to me. In the night in which he was betrayed, the Christ –who was treasured by no one this night – took bread and wine and said to his disciples, “You are my treasure… This is my body and blood given and shed because I treasure you and ALL PEOPLE.” Here in this meal I experience a Jesus who is all grown up… who has grown bigger than my expectations and understanding… who treasures the untreasurable, forgives the unforgiveable, and loves the unlovable.”
Touchpoint Wednesday Respite Two Women Meet

Two Women

“On the one hand, I am fully aware that I am not among the 1% and so I kind of like the idea of bringing the mighty and powerful down, but I don’t have to drive more than a few minutes from here to realize that to a great many people, I am the proud, the powerful, and the rich.”
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