Tag: Mark

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 […]

God Come Among Us

The days are getting shorter, colder, darker. Winter is coming. This is the season of advent in the Christian calendar. Advent means to come or to arrive. It is in this time of year that we focus our anticipation on the coming of the Christ child. Not so much by retelling the Christmas story, that […]