I missed an opportunity in this Sunday’s sermon to make a joke or two about us being childish but in retrospect I don’t think the sermon was diminished by the lack. It is a bit odd for us to think about ourselves as children though, at least once we make it into adulthood. Particularly when […]
One of the most pervasive images in both Scripture and church history for the relationship between God and us is that of parent and child. There are many instances where God is described in parenting terms, most frequently as father but mother shows up as well. This Sunday the lectionary provides us one of those […]
Childish or childlike?
There are some words that are very close to each other but have dramatically different meanings. Today’s Gospel text took me on an exploration of the world “childlike.” No one wants to be childish and there are even some people who dislike the notion of being childlike almost as much. Merriam-Webster says childlike is “ […]