Archive for March, 2015

Monday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 9:15-27

Share1 Corinthians 9:15-27 One of my favorite Woody Allen movies is Zelig, in which the humor is a little more subdued than in some of his others.  In Zelig, Woody Allen plays a guy who is a human chameleon: that is, he becomes like whomever he is around.  He becomes, in turn, many things, including […]

March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 9:1-14

Share1 Corinthians 9:1-14 “Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” That’s an interesting passage that St. Paul has chosen to use.  But he is doing what we all must do: take the Holy Scriptures and apply them to our lives.  Along the way, before we get started, Paul has also incidentally […]

March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 8

Share1 Corinthians 8 “Knowledge puffs up but love edifies” (verse 1.)  This is Paul’s main message for today, and the example of the weaker brother is an illustration of this principle. “Knowledge puffs up but love edifies.”  The Greeks had a problem with putting too much confidence in human knowledge, and so one of Paul’s […]

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Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Lent – 1 Corinthians 7

Share1 Corinthians 7 The Lord who has counted the hairs on your head cares about the situation of your life.  Whether married or single, Greek or Jew, free or slave; whether a Star-Bellied Sneetch or one without: God cares about the situation of your life. One of the implications of the Incarnation of God in […]

March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Lent – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Share1 Corinthians 6:12-20                    Who owns you?  The common answer given to this question, even by many Christians, if you could get inside their heads and see what they’re really thinking, is that “I do.”  A woman has a right to do with her body what she wants to do, we hear […]

March 4, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of 2nd Sunday after Lent – 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Share1 Corinthians 6:1-11 Though Paul’s letters are not usually laid out as a whole in terms of a logical argument, I think it’s still possible to discern a pattern or picture in his teachings to the Corinthians.  Paul’s overall message through much of 1 Corinthians is that he wants the Church, including the Church at […]

March 2, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Lent – 1 Corinthians 5

Share1 Corinthians 5 If we’ve been reading through the New Testament daily, you’ve grown accustomed to St. Paul saying some difficult words.  His powerful but difficult message this morning is: “Cut off the unrepentant immoral person in the church to preserve the holiness of the body and protect the evil from spreading.” Put in these […]

March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More