Luke, Fishing and Waitangi

I love the idea of Jesus, desperate for a little space from which to speak to the crowds pressing upon him, just commandeering Simon’s boat.
And I love that Peter just lets him. I mean, he’d been fishing all night and probably wanted to finish cleaning up and get home to bed. But he takes Jesus out anyway. [To read more, click on title]

Choosing the Way of Love

“Jesus, a prophet in his own country.” This is where we find him and see how he stands. All were speaking well of him. There was amazement! “Is this not Joseph’s son?”

Here was an easy opportunity for him to go with the flow; to enjoy being a valued part of his community. But he speaks out truths they are not prepared to hear; truths that sting and enrage them. [To read more, click on the title.]