Archive for April, 2012

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 2:11-17

Share1 Peter 2:11-17 The writer Gertrude Stein coined the term “The Lost Generation” for the generation of Ernest Hemingway in the 1920s.  But perhaps every generation is a lost generation.  Many people today – even those who call themselves Christians – have no sense or real purpose or meaning.  20th century philosophers and thinkers have […]

April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 2:1-10

Share1 Peter 2:1-10 “You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” I had a dream once in which I was in a great outdoor library located next door to a Putt Putt golf course.  Some of the […]

April 17, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 1:13-25

Share1 Peter 1:13-25 Yesterday, I lamented the temporal condition in which I find myself: that the fullness of life and glory and joy lie in the future, while I lie here in the burdened present.  But I’m O.K.  I made my peace with it.  By faith, I understand what glory God has in store for […]

April 16, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 1:1-12

Share1 Peter 1:1-12  “Blessed are those that have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). What?  What’s John 20 doing here in a meditation on 1 Peter 1?  Is it so surprising that John and Peter (2 of the inner group of 3 disciples) should converse with each other? “Blessed are those that have […]

April 15, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Friday of Easter Week – John 21:1-14

ShareJohn 21:1-14 “Come and eat breakfast,” Jesus said to His disciples.  And this is His word to you today as well.  “Come and break your fast from my presence and come back to me so that you might be fed and have life again.” But of course Jesus didn’t come right out and say this, […]

April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Easter Week – John 20:24-31

ShareJohn 20:24-31 “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). That’s us: we have not seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, and yet we believe.  If this is true for you today, then you are blessed! And yet how often are we like St. Thomas after all.  How often we […]

April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Easter Wednesday – John 20:19-23

ShareJohn 20:19-23 I might as well admit it right now: I’m secretly a 32nd degree Chicken.  If you’ve seen the back of my car, you might have noticed the telltale logo: a bird awkwardly running away from perceived danger. Some men are born fearless: either that, or just plain stupid.  It seems as if nothing […]

April 10, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Easter Tuesday – John 20:11-18

ShareJohn 20:11-18 What is it with these Marys and their devotion to Jesus?  There is Mary, His mother, of course, who treasured the things concerning Him in her heart.  There is Mary of Bethany who takes a jar of expensive perfume to anoint His feet with her hair and who sits at His feet when […]

April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Easter Monday – John 20:1-10

ShareJohn 20:1-10             What a joyful occasion is Easter: the high point of the Church year – the high point of our lives! And yet because we are mere humans, weak and sinful, there is a temptation to let Easter pass by one more year without it changing us in any […]

April 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Easter Even – Romans 6:3-11

ShareRomans 6:3-11 Our individual identity is something very precious to each of us.  Unfortunately, in our culture we find that often people don’t know who they are.  So they try counseling and alternative lifestyles.  They change hair and clothing styles.  Tattoos and body piercings are also attempts to create an identity. Jackie’s favorite channel on […]

April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More