Today’s Bible reading contains a parable of Jesus that is puzzling, perplexing and paradoxical.
It’s a story that presents a cast of characters that were all rascals. Yet Jesus uses it to teach a lesson to the righteous.
Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day. From the first “earth day” celebration in 1970 environmental concerns have gained national attention and the movement has gained momentum. More and more companies are environmentally conscious. The “Go Green” slogan is familiar to us.
Why should I care about environmental issues? Soil conservation? Pollution? Recycling? Or the current concerns over “global warming”? Continue reading
Rick Ashley, in his book Sinai Summit , tells the story of an American Jew visiting the land of his parents. He went to visit the famous teacher Rabbi Chaim. When the American entered the home of the Rabbi, he was amazed at the stark living conditions. All that Chaim had was a table, a bench, and a little pallet.
Shocked, the visitor asked, “Rabbi, where is all your furniture.”
Chaim responded to his guest, “Where is all your furniture?” Continue reading