Tag: John

Book Review: Can You Drink the Cup?

Book Review: Can You Drink the Cup? Henri Nouwen, the Dutch Catholic Priest and theologian wrote a whole book about Matthew 20:20-23. The book was titled: “Can you drink the cup?” At 107 pages, it was like most of Nouwen’s books, an easy read. Nouwen tells us of his ordination to the priesthood in 1957 […]

Called to Be of Service

Called to Be of Service In a well-known passage from the gospel of Mark, disciples James and John ask Jesus: ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’  In responding Jesus tells them: “whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes […]

A Fish Breakfast by the Galilee

A Fish Breakfast by the Galilee The 21st chapter of the Gospel of John provides a peculiar ending to the story of Jesus. Even as a resurrection appearance story it is unusual. While Matthew and Luke’s gospels tell of the ascension, John simply ends the story with Jesus having breakfast by the lake in the […]