Rejoice and Be Glad

Rejoice and Be Glad  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.  Matthew 5:12a As this series on What Did Jesus Say continues, I will begin reflecting on the Sermon on the Mount, as found in Matthew 5, 6, and 7. This is one of the longer of Jesus’ discourses recorded in … Continue reading Rejoice and Be Glad

How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…

How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…  I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. Isaiah 42:16 Several decades ago, a friend and … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…

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

Fully Human

Fully Human The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.” Luke 1:35 For those of us with a religious or spiritual bent, there is no … Continue reading Fully Human

Getting Here

  Getting Here Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you. … Continue reading Getting Here