Finding Simplicity Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 We live in complex times. We enter … Continue reading Finding Simplicity
The Redeeming Face of Love If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 The thirteenth chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians is the love chapter of the Bible. It describes love … Continue reading The Redeeming Face of Love
God the Spirit, Part 2 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 The third person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit, which is a product of relationship. Relationship occurs when someone is in fellowship with one or more others. Reflecting on my marriage, there … Continue reading God the Spirit, Part 2
Paul Wrote the Book of Love Love is patient; love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13 4a,b My latest book, Paul Wrote the Book of Love: Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13, will be available this Sunday in the FUMC-Lawrence office, and is available now on Amazon, at ContemplatingGrace.com, or directly from me. It is an insightful … Continue reading Paul Wrote the Book of Love
Love Endures All Things 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, … Continue reading Love Endures All Things
Love Rejoices in the Truth 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. 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 Paul lists 16 characteristics about love … Continue reading Love Rejoices in the Truth
Won’t You be My Neighbor? You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second (command) is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31 Love isn’t … Continue reading Won’t You be My Neighbor?