Archive for March, 2013

Friday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Share1 Corinthians 11:17-34 There is too much to meditate on in this one chapter (the 1928 Prayer Book lectionary conveniently skips verses 2-16!)  It’s really a choice between focusing on the relationships and roles of men and women and meditating more on the Lord’s Supper.  Since the latter is not addressed so clearly elsewhere in […]

March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1

Share It’s time again for Erlandson’s Special and General Theories of Sacramentality.  If you’ve been reading Give Us This Day for a while, you might remember that Erlandson’s Special Theory of Sacramentality states that God’s grace is communicated through and visibly signified by His special Sacraments of Baptism and Communion, if faithfully received. Erlandson’s General […]

March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 10:14-22

Share1 Corinthians 10:14-22 You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that God has chosen to dwell with you. But how this happens is a mystery.  I can’t explain how the Holy Spirit could overshadow Mary and so incarnate the Second Person of the Trinity.  I can’t explain how the Holy Spirit could […]

March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Share1 Corinthians 10:1-13 If you’ve ever wondered about the value of reading the Old Testament, you’ve come to the right place, for in 1 Corinthians 10 St. Paul explains how we might profitably read the Old Testament for our edification.  Actually, in 1 Corinthians 9:8ff he already gave us a lesson on how to interpret […]

March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 9:15-27

Share1 Corinthians 9:15-27 One of my favorite Woody Allen movies is Zelig, in which the humor is a little more subdued than in some of his others.  In Zelig, Woody Allen plays a guy who is a human chameleon: that is, he becomes like whomever he is around.  He becomes, in turn, many things, including […]

March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 9:1-14

Share “Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” That’s an interesting passage that St. Paul has chosen to use.  But he is doing what we all must do: take the Holy Scriptures and apply them to our lives.  Along the way, before we get started, Paul has also incidentally given us […]

March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More