Archive for September, 2014

Monday of Trinity 12 – Romans 12

ShareRomans 12 For 11 chapters now, St. Paul has spoken logically, fervently, and powerfully about the grace of God in your life by which you have a faith that saves you.  All arguers and arguments that would raise themselves up against God and His mind have been bulldozed by Paul’s Acme Spiritual Bulldozing Co. You […]

September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 11 – Romans 11:22-35

ShareRomans 11:22-35   St. Paul was a man who liked to live on the edge, especially since that’s where God put Him.  Come to think of it: that’s where many of us will end up if we passionately and courageously follow the Lord wherever He tells us to go.  Paul followed His Master to the […]

September 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Trinity 11 – Romans 11:1-21

ShareRomans 11:1-21 As with a lot of the book of Romans, the thorny issue of election and predestination sprouts up here in Romans 11.  But this time in a different way. This time, though St. Paul reminds us of Israel’s election (verse 28) and that the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (verse 29), […]

September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Trinity 11 – Romans 10

ShareRomans 10 What were you thinking about right before you started to read Give Us This Day this morning (today)? What’s the default mode of your inner existence?  When the distractions of the world are stripped away and you lie awake and still at night, what whispers in your ears and heart? The word that […]

September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 9

ShareRomans 9 Theodicy is perhaps the number one intellectual reason given why people will not accept the One True God.  Theodicy, which comes from Greek for “God” and “justice,” is a term coined by the philosopher Leibniz (who concluded that in spite of the evil in it, this is “the best of all possible worlds”) […]

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More