Well, it’s been a while. Tendinitis in my elbows has required me to lay off my typing as much as possible. I’ve been learning some new voice recognition software that should relieve the stress on my arms. Sharon and I were also on vacation this past week. We are grateful for the time to read,…Read more »
Talk about a roller coaster ride. Poor Paul had quite a time of it, didn’t he? On Sunday, I said that our faith rests on both truths and facts, and that biblical truths are based on biblical facts. The core of Paul’s theology and spirituality was based on the facts of what happened that day on the…Read more »
Peter is about to experience another conversion, his world turned upside down. To this point, Peter believed that the Jewish people and the Jewish nation were the focus of God’s attention. When Jesus had told the apostles to be his witnesses throughout the world, they assumed he meant the Jews throughout the world.
“But….” I hate to admit it, but I’m pretty sure that would have been my last word t0 Jesus as he was ascending into the sky. “But…you didn’t answer our question. You can’t go yet, we don’t know enough!”
I will be reflecting more on this passage next Sunday. Today I would like to focus on what our reading says about our life in the Trinity. Jesus said to Mary, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I…Read more »
So who won? When Jesus said those final words, “It is finished,” it was pretty clear that the devil had won, Rome had won, the Jewish leaders had won. Clearly Jesus hadn’t won. Clearly Jesus was finished. But Jesus didn’t say, “I’m finished;” he said, “It is finished.” In other words, he had accomplished what he…Read more »
Oh, the tormented lives some people lead. The “demoniac” in today’s reading is tormented by enough demons to send a herd of 2000 pigs over a cliff into the lake. On the other hand, there is the person who said to me recently, “I really don’t have any problems.” Our experience of life is so…Read more »