Remember the Palm Sunday Colt (Mark 11:1-11)

Remember the Palm Sunday Colt

Mark 11:1-11

Imagine you were walking down Main Street and came upon a car with its keys in the ignition. You get in the car and turn the key. The owner of the car, startled, sees what you are doing and cries out, “Stop!” You respond, “God needs it.” How far do you think you would get till you heard the police car siren? Continue reading

A Commitment Whose Benefits Far Outweigh its Cost (Mark 1:16-20)

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Mark 1:16-20

Commitment is waning in our society. Sociologist Peter Berger once said, “The modern mind is distinguished by this: to the modern person, our needs and our own fulfillment is more real to us than any other obligation.” Berger is saying that if it comes to choosing between fulfilling our own desires or fulfilling our commitment to another – say a child, parent, boss, our membership in a group, etc. – we have a greater tendency to choose fulfilling our own desires than we did several decades ago. Many sociologists say this trend has only gotten worse since Berger said this. Continue reading