Fountains of Zion

What truly fills your heart? “Singers and dancers alike say [of Zion], ‘all my fountains are in You.’” -Psalm 87:7 There are a thousand marketing campaigns that tell us where we will find peace and refreshment.  There are billions of dollars spent to try and convince us that this product or that destination, those shoes […]

The Wages of Comparison

Dissatisfied much? Matthew 20:1-16 tells the story of a generous vineyard owner and some frustrated workers.  Why is it that the first workers grumble at the owner’s generosity toward the late-arriving workers?  The first workers thought they would receive more than originally promised, not because their own performance exceeded expectations, but because they compared themselves […]