Tuck’s Blog

Tough Crowd

In today’s reading in Matthew 16, the Pharisees and Sadducees come charging up to Jesus and demand a “sign from heaven.”  Talk about a crowd!  Jesus had just finished feeding four thousand men (not counting the women and children) with what amounted with a sack lunch of seven biscuits and a few fish.  Everyone present…

On Feeding Yourself

If you’ve been keeping up with our chapter-by-chapter daily New Testament readings this week, maybe you’ve noticed a change between Jesus and the apostles over the last several days.  Maybe the change is directed as much at you and me as it was at Peter, James, John and the rest. Wednesday was the familiar “Parable of…

On Rubbing Shoulders

In today’s reading, Matthew is called as to be an apostle (Matt 9:9-12).  Mark and Luke record this same story… except they call him “Levi” (Mk 2:14–17; Lk 5:27–32).  It’s not unusual for people have multiple names (Peter/Simon/Cephas).  Maybe “Matthew” was his formal name and “Levi” was the nickname they gave him based on the jeans…

What Did You Get?

Christmas morning!  The excitement of kids screaming down the stairs to see what was left under the tree.  The frenetic tearing into wrapped presents to discover the hidden treasures and the delighted squeals that follow.  Then the cousins all gather around to look and ask, “So what did you get?”  Christmas morning.  So what did…