Archive for May, 2016

Whitsun Eve (Day Before Pentecost) – Romans 8:12-18

ShareRomans 8:12-18 There is a lot of talk today about spirituality.  Everyone is seeking it.  Everyone wants it. But what is it? One definition that has been offered by a scholar who teaches classes on spirituality is that spirituality is “Striving for self-transcendence by seeking ultimate meaning.” Now who wouldn’t want that?  Doesn’t everyone want […]

May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 4:1-12

ShareActs 4:1-12 “By what power or by what name have you done this?” When it comes to the apostles Peter and John healing a lame man and being asked by the rulers, the elders, and the scribes to give an account of this miracle, we expect them to say, “By the name of Jesus Christ […]

May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 3:11-26

ShareActs 3:11-26 “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach . . . .” In Luke’s Gospel he faithfully recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach, but here in the Acts of the Apostles he faithfully records what Jesus continued to do through His […]

May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Sunday after Ascension, 2016 – Acts 3:1-10

ShareActs 3:1-10 Have you ever noticed that God seems to especially visit those who are spiritually prepared, especially those who have devoted themselves to a life of prayer? Do you remember how Hannah was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord, weeping in anguish, and pouring out her soul before the Lord?  Because […]

May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:37-46

ShareActs 2:37-46 “So continuing with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” This is perhaps the happiest picture of a church in the entire New Testament.  It images for me what […]

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:22-36

ShareActs 2:22-36 “I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:30-31; Acts 2:19-20). And on the Monday after […]

May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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 6, 2016 | 1 Comment 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 4, 2016 | 2 Comments 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 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More