February 24, 2019 — Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

“Holding the Tension: A homily on Matthew 14”

This text ascends toward a dramatic moment of tension between Jesus and the disciples. When there are thousands of hungry people and only five loaves and two fish, the disciples believe the people should leave; Jesus, however, sees the Kingdom of Heaven at hand. It is in these two differing viewpoints where the tension resides. And this is exactly where Christ calls us to be. In this homily, Rev. Ben dives into the tension, exploring what happens when we live in the tension with Christ (hint: we are transformed!).