Archive for May, 2014

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 31, 2014 | 0 Comments 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 30, 2014 | 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 28, 2014 | 1 Comment 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 28, 2014 | 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 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday), 2014 – 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 25, 2014 | 0 Comments 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 23, 2014 | 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 yourself to defend your […]

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday Easter 4 – Ephesians 5:15-33

ShareEphesians 5:15-33 We’ve come this morning to a difficult passage of Scripture – not difficult because it’s hard to understand, but difficult because it’s hard for us to accept what God wants to teach us.  The passage is Ephesians 5:21-33, and in it St. Paul gives us clear commands about the relationship between husbands and […]

May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 5:1-14

ShareEphesians 5:1-14 Have you ever been on a walk that was more than just a walk? Perhaps it was a romantic walk; or maybe an important business matter was discussed during a walk; or a life-changing decision was made during a walk. I remember going on many walks with Jackie during which we discussed my […]

May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More