Archive for September, 2011

Saturday of 14th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 9

Share2 Corinthians 9 “God loves a cheerful giver.” We’ve all heard this before, usually at the very time we are not being a cheerful giver and don’t want to hear it.  But it’s true: God loves a cheerful giver. This simple but powerful statement could be used as a blunt instrument to pressure someone into […]

September 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 14th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 8:16-24

Share2 Corinthians 8:16-24 How blessed Titus is! How many people received the special commendation of St. Paul the way Titus did?  Not many – perhaps only Timothy. To see why Titus receives such high praise from Paul, we must go back to 2 Corinthians 7:6.  Here we find that Paul himself was comforted by the […]

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 14th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Share2 Corinthians 8:1-15 It is so easy to speak of love and so difficult to live it out.  If we reflect for a moment about what has been a consistent theme of St. Paul’s in 2 Corinthians, the passage this morning will become even more outrageously challenging to us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 – God “comforts […]

September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 14th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 7:2-16

Share2 Corinthians 7:2-16 There he goes again! St. Paul can’t seem to let go of the idea that we should be joyful in our sufferings and tribulations. Of course, I’m glad he can’t let go of it because our sufferings are the Cross of Jesus Himself.  I am exceedingly joyful that Jesus Himself didn’t let […]

September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday Trinity 14 – 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1

Share2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1 “Do not be equally yoked together with unbelievers.” “What agreement has the temple of God with idols?”  For you are the temple of the living God.” These are words that every Christian understands and yet words that many Christians violate daily.  St. Paul reiterates his teaching from I Corinthians that we are […]

September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the 14th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Share2 Corinthians 6:1-10 There are two main points St. Paul is making that I want to draw together.  The first is the blunt truth that every day is the day of salvation.  One of the most serious mistakes the modern Church makes is in teaching and acting as if salvation is a momentary instant.  So […]

September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Is Anglicanism Catholic?

ShareAnglicanism is Catholicism I said in my last post that the 2-word definition of Anglicanism is “Reformed Catholicism.” (Funny: isn’t there a blog name somewhere in the blogosphere with that name?) Though often lost in an over-emphasis on Protestantism (the “Reformed” aspect of Anglicanism), Anglicanism has always been a quest for catholicity.  As I said […]

September 24, 2011 | 18 Comments More

Saturday of the 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Share2 Corinthians 5:11-21              I don’t know how you see yourself, but if you’re like me, often you think of yourself in a natural and earthly way.  In other words, you don’t fully realize the truth of what God has declared and St. Paul teaches: you are a new creation.  Paul […]

September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Share            What comes through in the life and letters of St. Paul is his single-minded desire to be with the Lord.  He is joyful to do the work of the Lord in this life, but he is even more overjoyed at the prospect of laying down this earthly body that he […]

September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 4

Share            St. Paul brings together two of the most important truths of the Christian life into one powerful phrase: “treasure in earthen vessels.” The first point to consider is the incredible treasure that each Christian contains.  That treasure is Jesus Christ Himself, which is why you are called a “Christian.”  A […]

September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More