It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

No congregation is an island, a reflection on 2 Corinthians 8:1-6

Paul has been on a mission to raise funds for the impoverished church in Jerusalem. In this letter he asks the Corinthians to give. To answer the excuse of not having much money, he reminds them that the troubled Macedonians kicked in generously.

We Methodists of today also are asked--even the cash-strapped congregations--to add support to causes throughout the world. We no longer can depend on Paul to travel around the world; so, we have Apportionments

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