Archive for May, 2014

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:12-19

Share1 Peter 4:12-19 It seems to be strange, hearing Peter talk about Christians suffering after Easter, after we’ve celebrated the Resurrection of Christ.  But because we are still in this fallen world, though Christ has passed into glory, we are still living out a movie, our life story that might be called The Passion of […]

May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:7-11

Share1 Peter 4:7-11 The Lord’s Prayer is a microcosm of our spiritual lives.  It’s easy for it to become boring, repetitive, and stale, but for those who are laboring to see and serve the Lord, it’s always new.  There is always some new way of looking at it that gives new meaning in my life.  […]

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Tuesday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 4:1-6

Share1 Peter 4:1-6 THWACK! ! ! Do you know what that sound is? It’s the sound of one of God’s cosmic “spankings.”  Though our first instinct is naturally to cry, it’s a cosmic mistake to misinterpret one of God’s spankings.  So let’s get rid of a few misconceptions about God’s spankings right here and now.  […]

May 6, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Share1 Peter 3:13-22  What’s the answer to the problem of suffering?  Sanctify the Lord in your heart. Like St. James and St. Paul and Jesus Himself – pretty much the whole New Testament – St. Peter assumes that there will be suffering in this world for the Christian.  Theologically, there is the so-called problem of […]

May 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Share1 Peter 3:1-12 In a world that has more people in it than ever before, there is also more loneliness in the world than ever before.  We often live away from our families – either geographically or in degrees of harmony.  We don’t know our neighbors. People are looking for a genuinely loving community to […]

May 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 2:18-25

Share1 Peter 2:18-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

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