Archive for May, 2012

Tuesday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:37-46

ShareActs 2:37-46 “So continuing with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” This is perhaps the happiest picture of a church in the entire New Testament.  It images for me what […]

May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:22-36

ShareActs 2:22-36 “I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:30-31; Acts 2:19-20). And on the Monday after […]

May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter 5 – Acts 2:1-21

ShareActs 2:1-21 Who doesn’t want to be like the early church?!  I know I do.  Who wouldn’t want supernatural signs of the presence of God such as speaking in foreign tongues and having tongues of fire over one’s head and having 3000 people turn to Christ in one day?!  Who doesn’t want the unity, the […]

May 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Easter 5 – Acts 1

ShareActs 1 “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began to do and teach . . . ” (Acts 1:1). I find this to be one of the most illuminating verses in the New Testament.  Yes, it is a little strange to think so, but then if you’ve been reading Give […]

May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Ascension Day – Hebrews 4:14-5:10

ShareHebrews 4:14-5:10 We should all remember the vision of Jesus Christ that St. John records in Revelation 1 (you might want to read it today).  I want that image of the bright-as-the-sun Christ to be seared into your memory forever.  Maybe we should all go out and stare at the sun for a few seconds […]

May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Ascension Eve (Wednesday of Easter 5) – Luke 24:44-53

ShareLuke 24:44-53 The last verses of the Gospel of St. Luke are the final measures of the greatest symphony ever written.  The final movement of St. Luke’s Symphony includes the last several chapters of Luke, and here in verses 36-53 we have the final resolution and bringing together of all the themes and actions Luke […]

May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Easter 5 (Rogation Tuesday) – James 4:8-17

ShareJames 4:8-17 In the beginning of Chapter 4, James unveils the lowest layer, the very foundation, of our spiritual warfare: it is the battle within each of us between pride and humility.  All throughout the Bible, the two paths a man may walk are presented in terms of a binary choice.  In Genesis 3, it […]

May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday) – James 1:1-17

ShareJames 1:1-17 Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul and others are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” Do you think maybe God is trying to tell me (and you) something? Like St. Paul, St. James begins his letter not with a whimper but a […]

May 13, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 6:10-24

ShareEphesians 6:10-24 Have you ever gotten involved in something that suddenly revealed itself as being a lot more serious than you thought?  For some, this happens in marriage, and they are like Jacob who thought he had married Rachel.  But Behold! it was Leah! For Diedre Cobb, it was joining the Army Reserves and facing […]

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 6:1-9

ShareEphesians 6:1-9             There is a person who is above you, and you must obey him, even when you don’t want to. Be honest: what’s your first response to such a statement?  As a good modern or American, you might be offended.  You might get red in the face and arm […]

May 10, 2012 | 2 Comments More