Archive for July, 2015

Tuesday of the 7th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 13:10-21

ShareLuke 13:10-21 Here is a personal gospel for all of us: the picture Jesus gives us of the woman healed of her infirmity.  If you have read the Gospels before or grown up hearing Bible stories as a child, it often becomes more difficult to hear a personal message in the Word of God.  My […]

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Monday of the 7th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 13:1-9

ShareLuke 13:1-9 In a dizzying succession, Jesus touches upon some of the most important truths of the cosmos in verses 1-5. Things happen.  Bad things.  They happen to all of us, but not necessarily with a one to one correspondence to how good or bad we’ve been. His words seem strangely reassuring at first: they […]

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Saturday of Trinity 6 – Luke 12:49-59

ShareLuke 12:49-59 For being the Prince of Peace, Jesus sure knows how to stir up trouble! The truth is, of course, that we are the ones who have disturbed the peace of the cosmos.  We are the ones who have broken the law and are to be hauled into court to pay our debt.  We […]

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Friday of Trinity 6 – Luke 12:35-48

ShareLuke 12:35-48 As a teacher, I’ve given my students hundreds, if not thousands, of tests.  But some of the most interesting and important tests are not the kind given on paper but are the tests of character that happen from time to time.  On occasion, I had to leave my room as a teacher, and this […]

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Thursday of 6th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 12:22-34

ShareLuke 12:22-34 There is one thing in life you should fear and, likewise, one thing you should worry about. The one thing you should fear is the one who has power to cast into Hell.  The one thing you should fear is God (Luke 12:5) and His displeasure.  That’s it.  Now this doesn’t mean that […]

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Wednesday of 6th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 12:13-21

ShareLuke 12:13-21 I think many of us have become so wealthy in terms of worldly possessions that it’s difficult for us to hear the teachings of Jesus properly.  I say this as someone who makes less than the average American and has 5 kids, and yet as one who considers himself to be among the […]

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Tuesday of 6th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 12:1-12

ShareLuke 12:1-12 Have you ever had a crisis in your life that forced a clarity and simplicity into your life so that suddenly your priorities became crystal clear?  It might have been a death in the family, the loss of a job, the birth of your firstborn, your marriage, etc.  At such moments, we forget […]

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Monday of 6th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 11:37-54

ShareLuke 11:37-54 Christianity is a challenging religion because it’s a comprehensive one.  We don’t get to make choices about what to care about, because God cares about it all.  And so we don’t need to decide whether the body or the soul is more important because God created both, cares about both, and is redeeming […]

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Saturday of Trinity 5 – Luke 11:29-36

ShareLuke 11:29-36 I once wrote a poem that began: “Why are there 7 holes in my head?” The answer to that question (in prosaic terms) is “To take in God and be transformed and show Him to the world.”  One way of looking at the purpose of mankind is to examine our lives in terms […]

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Friday of Trinity 5, 2015 – Luke 11:14-28

ShareLuke 11:14-28 You might remember the Ajax White Knight, clad in silver armor, mounted on a white steed, and galloping valiantly down neighborhood streets zapping dirty laundry with his magic white lance to the tune of “Stronger than Dirt.”  Apparently, the inspiration for the White Knight campaign originated in a dream that the ad creator, […]

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