First, Be Reconciled

First, Be Reconciled  So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.  Matthew 5:23-24 We live in increasingly … Continue reading First, Be Reconciled

Humble Yourself

Humble Yourself  Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:4 In general, I try to build people up and make them feel good about themselves and their lives. Never mind that some of my friends are gagging now because I also enjoy humbling others on occasion (for … Continue reading Humble Yourself

How Did I Miss That? Part 16: Meekness is not Weakness

How Did I Miss That? Part 16: Meekness is not Weakness  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Among the definitions for the word meek are docile, spiritless, obsolete, and overly submissive or compliant. These do not sound particularly holy, given that Jesus says the meek will inherit the earth. … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 16: Meekness is not Weakness

Imminent Death

Imminent Death Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. Luke … Continue reading Imminent Death