SHAPED BY LOVE

(Luke 2:25-35) These hands shape things.  I learned the craft from my father.  His father did the same thing.  Bethlehem knows our pottery.  Most everyone in the village has something we shaped.  I put love into what I do; it is not simply a way to make a living.  When you have a piece of…

THE MESSAGE OF THE MAYFLY

(Matthew 18:21-35) “We exist no longer than mayflies.”  That’s what Su Shih, a Chinese scholar and poet, wrote in the year 1082. Maybe you have seen a mayfly, but not for long.  They are insects with very short lifespans, averaging one to two days.  Yet, though they have short lives, mayflies have been around forever.…