Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The lesson: We are all so much more than we appear. Oh so much more. Never forget that.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
I've never known such crazy love. And I'm reminded that God loves us more. No jumping about facing licking, of which I'm not a fan. No trying to hold our hands in his mouth, which I've never experienced before the Gully. Just pure full on nothing held back love 24/7.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Friday, April 03, 2015
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm an unconventional teacher. Never on topic, but I'm trying with this class.
We do the cup song at the start of every class. To instill practice. They are getting better... I'm proud of them.
The students pay a fee to attend: One flip top off a soda can. To instill practicing small acts of kindness. We donate them to the Ronald MacDonald House in Springfield MA.
They have homework: Be kind at home. And be prepared to talk about it in class.
No books. I'm the only one reading in class. Class material and the second reading from the previous Sunday. No talking while I'm reading. It's a respect thing.
And we write letters to the parishioners to be published in the weekly bulletin. Much like the apostles... We tell them about what we are learning.
We watch YouTube videos huddled around my phone. Always standing room only.
There is usually candy, and we play musical chairs to Christian Rock: Chris Tomlin and finally football style huddle up for final prayer.
This past week we talked about why the high priests would feel threatened by Jesus and his teachings. I said, Jesus was taking the Jewish law and religion to a new level. He was viewed as a different type of prophet or rabbi. Testing their rules and giving them new ones based in love. He was showing them a whole new way to learn about and live their faith. The priests felt their hold in the people was slipping. They wondered who is this Jesus?
And here comes the kicker: One student said, it's just like how you teach this class. Wow... Imagine that. From a student I had no intention of teaching, except for this opportunity. Amazing. We only have three more classes. I will miss them.