Jesus' message is for us to live in such a way now that what we seek in an afterlife becomes our present reality...
Jesus' message is for us to live in such a way now that what we seek in an afterlife becomes our present reality.
Praying Together Pray then in this way… Matthew 6:9a Earlier this year I spent several days with a group of Benedictine monks south of Boston. I was allowed to join them during parts of their daily schedule, including the five daily worship services. One part of most worship services was what they consider praying together, … Continue reading Praying Together
How Did I Miss That? Part 32: Salvation is Communal For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. Romans 12:4 One thing I despised about college was … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 32: Salvation is Communal
Giving Thanks by Giving 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,” … Continue reading Giving Thanks by Giving
Life Notes—November 21, 2013 “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, not repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above … Continue reading Small Gods
Life Notes—November 7, 2013 “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Lately, a series of commercials has been showing that display the odd superstitions of sports fans. Perhaps you have seen one. A group of … Continue reading It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work
Life Notes—March 28, 2013 “For if the many died through the one man’s trespass, much more surely have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded for the many. Therefore just as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man’s act of … Continue reading Holy iRony
Life Notes—November 1, 2012 “Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous? So the last will be first, and the … Continue reading That’s Not Fair!