Browsing the July 2018 archive of The Pastor's Note
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/27/18
The truth about the miracle of multiplication
I've heard this Sunday's Gospel reading de-supernaturalized with explanations such as: "The real miracle is that Jesus got the people to share the food they had brought with them", and even this: "There wasn't enough food for everyone to have their ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/19/18
Finding energy to do what we're called to do
Everyone in ministry feels overwhelmed by their calling from time to time. Whether it's the ministry of raising children, or caring for an elderly spouse or parent, or working a job in a way that reveals Christ, or volunteering ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/12/18
Go forth in bold confidence!
In this Sunday's Gospel passage, Jesus teaches us about trust. If we're to fulfill our calling as God's missionaries of love in this world, if we're to fulfill our calling to share the Good News, we must trust God and the resources that ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/05/18
Rejected, misunderstood, disbelieved
In this Sunday's Gospel reading, we see the painful truth of what happens when we share our faith with those who knew us before we became alive in our faith.
Like Jesus, we are rejected, misunderstood, and disbelieved by people who don't understand why ... Read More »