Yulia Bagwell (Pennsylvania)
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If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? - Matthew 18:12 (NRSV)
I have a special place in my heart for those who have been convicted of breaking the law. I must have “inherited” it from my father. He worked with people who had been either on probation or incarcerated. He was strict with them, yet caring. He talked with them and...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE