Blessed are the Merciful

Blessed are the Merciful  Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.  Matthew 5:7 As with a number of the other Beatitudes, this one seems almost too trivial for serious discussion: that those who show mercy will receive mercy in return. It is another in a long series of illustrations of the law of … Continue reading Blessed are the Merciful

A Listening God

A Listening God Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer…If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their … Continue reading A Listening God

How Did I Miss That? Part 13: The Language of God is Silence

How Did I Miss That? Part 13: The Language of God is Silence Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10a Words encapsulate and narrow our lives. If we are not talking to someone, our internal dialogue is running rampant. If we are not interrupting the speaker, we are planning how to respond … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 13: The Language of God is Silence

Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19 Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. It lasts for 46 days and is … Continue reading Dust to Dust