Archive for January, 2014

Saturday of Epiphany 3, 2014 – Mark 14:1-11

ShareMark 14:1-11 You own something of great worth. Mary had her alabaster flask of pure nard, but you have something even more valuable. Mary’s treasure was physical and therefore of calculable worth: 300 denarii, or 300 days’ wages. In contemporary terms, Mary’s nard was worth tens of thousands of dollars. Since a living wage for […]

January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:15-40

ShareJohn 6:15-40 We constantly confuse earth with heaven, even though heaven indeed comes to us through the things of the earth. Every one of us his hungry every day and all throughout the day.  We fill our lives with hunger, the hunger for bread and the hunger for water; the hunger for silence and the […]

January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:1-14

ShareJohn 6:1-14 God has a simple message for you today.  He is saying to you: “I am calling you to do something that’s too hard for you to do so that you can remember to trust in Me.” You should remember that because it’s both challenging and true. You are not the first that God […]

January 29, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Wednesday of the 3rd Sunday After the Epiphany – John 5:30-47

ShareJohn 5:30-47 The writer of the book of Hebrews begins his magisterial letter on Christ as the end of the Old Covenant and the embodiment of the New with these words: “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days […]

January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 5:16-29

ShareJohn 5:16-29 Life and death hang in the balance in this passage. It seems odd, even bizarre to the point of belonging in a Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium somewhere, that life and death would arise in such a way. In the beginning of John 5, Jesus heals a man who had had an […]

January 27, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 5:1-15

ShareJohn 5:1-15             I want my miracle.  The invalid man today had his miracle.  Yes, I know he had to wait 38 years, but he had his miracle.  I’ve had my chronic fatigue for 34 years now, and I’m sure many of you have had various ailments for a very long time, too. We want […]

January 26, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Saturday of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 4:43-54

ShareJohn 4:43-54 How many of you would like to participate in a miracle this morning? What?  Only a few of you? Let me see your hands: how many of you would like to participate in a miracle this morning?  (Hmmmm.  It’s more difficult to count virtual hands than I’d anticipated!) Good!  Keep that in mind […]

January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 4:27-42

ShareJohn 4:27-42 “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” If you’ve read the New Testament enough times, this saying may be familiar to you.  It may, regrettably, be so familiar to you that little meaning remains in it for you. But when Jesus says in […]

January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 4:15-26

ShareJohn 4:15-26 Imagine that you are living in the first century, before the advent of Jesus Christ.  You are a Jew, or a Samaritan, and you have the Old Testament and you believe it is the oracle of God.  And so you understand that God has promised a Messiah, as even the Samaritan woman at […]

January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 4:1-14

ShareJohn 4:1-14             Sometimes the most common things are the most special and holy. Take water.  Water is one of the most common substances found on earth.  Chemically, it’s a very simply one as well, composed only of 1 oxygen and 2 hydrogen atoms.  It comprises 70% of the surface of the earth. And yet […]

January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments More