Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Matthew 5:5 I wish to consider three parts of this passage. First, what does it mean to hunger and thirst for something? Second, what is righteousness? Finally, in what way and with what is one filled? … Continue reading Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

How Did I Miss That? Part 28: Tithing is not Enough

How Did I Miss That? Part 28: Tithing is not Enough  But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced, without neglecting the others. Luke 11:42 Of all the expectations placed on … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 28: Tithing is not Enough

How Did I Miss That? Part 1: Faith Heals

How Did I Miss That? Part 1: Faith Heals Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak., for she said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 1: Faith Heals

Love Is…

Love Is… Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all … Continue reading Love Is…

The Rat Race

The Rat Race Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and (rats) consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor (rats) consume and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart … Continue reading The Rat Race

Beyond Words

  Beyond Words Be still, and know that I am God!  Psalm 46:1a I am a man of too many words. I think in words, I speak in words, and, too often, I experience life through the filter of words. I attempt to capture beauty in words and in doing so I invariably lose much … Continue reading Beyond Words

A Disturbing Intruder

  A Disturbing Intruder What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and … Continue reading A Disturbing Intruder