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Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday, 2016 – Galatians 6:1-10

ShareGalatians 6:1-10 “Bear one another’s burdens” (verse 2). “Each one shall bear his own load (verse 5). See!  I told you the Bible was full of contradictions!  To quote Bugs Bunny: What a maroon Paul must have been to contradict himself so obviously in just a few verses! I’m chuckling to myself as I pretend […]

February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 5:13-26

ShareGalatians 5:13-26 In 1938 Orson Welles delivered what may have been the most electrifying radio address ever given.  He and his Mercury Theater group staged a radio version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that scared people out of their wits.  During this program, he portrayed how the earth had just been invaded by […]

February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 5:1-12

ShareGalatians 5:1-12 What is the relationship between law and grace?  How can we be not under the Law and yet still be subject to God so that we obey His commandments (even if this were only the explicit ones in the New Testament)?  There is a complex history of Christian thought on the matter, but […]

February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:21-31

ShareGalatians 4:21-31 Life is filled with contrasts, especially the contrasts between the choices we have before us and the consequences of what we actually choose.  I was once the foreman of a sad civil case that was, in some ways, a tale of two mothers.  As the case developed, it became clear that the stepmother […]

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:12-20

ShareGalatians 4:12-20             How do we as pastors come to our flocks, and how do we as sheep receive the pasture that God gives us?  These are the 2 related questions that St. Paul raises for us today. First, for those of you who are pastors of some kind, among whom I include ordained clergy, […]

February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:1-11

ShareGalatians 4:1-11 What is the gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ?  If you had to present it to someone who did not already know, could you do it?  What would you say?  How would you express it? John 3:16 is one such place.  I’ve often wondered at what precise moment in history John 3:16 […]

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:19-29

ShareMonday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:19-29 I love the considerable time I’ve spent teaching children.  I remember that one of the memories that motivated me to become a teacher was an experience in tutoring that I had in 4th grade.  There was a kid in my class named Ulitt Johnson, and the teacher had […]

January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:10-18

ShareGalatians 3:10-18 We’ve all heard of curses before, for they are the stuff of legends.  They say there was the Curse of the Bambino, so that the Red Sox were cursed from being able to win the World Series.  For reasons still unknown, that “curse” has been lifted, and they have now won the W.S. […]

January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:1-9

ShareGalatians 3:1-9 Paul is so abundantly clear on the point that we are not justified by the works of the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ and that we receive the Spirit by faith and not by the Law that I won’t spend much time on it here.  In a different age, I would […]

January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 2:11-21

ShareGalatians 2:11-21 Theologically, I say with St. Paul that “a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ.”  Devotionally, which is to say theologically in a personal and applied way, I say with St. Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who […]

January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More