Archive for September, 2013

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 6, 2013 | 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 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More

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 4, 2013 | 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 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 14th Sunday after Trinity – 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 2, 2013 | 0 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 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More