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A Short Reflection on Maundy Thursday

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s … Continue reading A Short Reflection on Maundy Thursday

Injustice in Defense of an Idol: A Reflection on Matthew 2:1-18

Author Note: A Sermon delivered to Orange City United Methodist Church (Orange City, FL) on January 2, 2022. When I was a child, our church did the same Christmas play, every year. It was basically the standard amalgamation of the Gospel stories—it combined the Shepherds from Luke with the Magi from Matthew, with interspersed carols for … Continue reading Injustice in Defense of an Idol: A Reflection on Matthew 2:1-18