Dying in darkness

Bible Readings John 13:18-30; 1Samuel 28:4-19; 1Chronicles 10:13-14 Introduction What is hopelessness?  What is despair? One can reach a point when nothing seems to be positive, everything is dark and deep, distant and impossible. That’s depression. But there is another form of hopelessness and despair.  Paul writes to the Ephesians: Remember that at that time…… Continue reading Dying in darkness

The lonely barber

It was time for a haircut.  I’ve been to this barber before and was impressed by his old-style professionalism.  His wealth of local knowledge was another drawcard. The narrow alley to his shop was almost void of any pedestrian traffic, and as I walked into his shop I found the old man sitting on an…… Continue reading The lonely barber