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Wednesday of Trinity 18 – Matthew 14:22-36

ShareMatthew 14:22-36 There are so many encounters that the disciples have with Jesus in such a short time in this one episode that I see myself in this story multiple times.  Each time I see myself, I see a little more of myself and my Lord reflected from the waters of the Sea of Galilee.  […]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 18 – Matthew 14:13-21

ShareMatthew 14:13-21             Do you ever find yourself doing some of the most important things in life as if you’re just going through the motions?  Sometimes the most important things in life have become so common that we stop noticing them.  For example, most of the time we don’t notice that we breathe to take […]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 18 – Matthew 13:53-14:12

ShareMatthew 13:53-14:12 It just wasn’t right, you know.  My master was a great man, he was a good man.  It just wasn’t right for things to end this way. All his life he had this burning passion to do the will of YHWH.  He had taken the vows of the Nazarite and had kept them […]

October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 13:31-35, 44-52

ShareMatthew 13:31-35, 44-52 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” When I and my family lived in Hot Spring, Arkansas we went one day to visit the only […]

October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

ShareMatthew 13:24-30, 36-43 The parable of the wheat and the tares seems so self-explanatory that I know there must be more to it.  We all understand that He who sows the good seed is the Son, that the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, and that the tares are the sons of the […]

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 13:1-23

ShareMatthew 13:1-23 How do you think of yourself compared to other people?  Would you say that in the grand scheme of things you are blessed, or that life’s been a little unfair to you? Maybe you’re in debt, and you’re not quite sure how you got there, but it doesn’t seem to be your fault.  […]

October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 12:31-50

ShareMatthew 12:31-50 There is a lot of attention paid to the Holy Family, especially at Christmas, and rightfully so.  Mary, in particular, gets an extra measure of devotion from both Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians. And so today I want to talk about the Holy Family, which is the family of God.  I can’t say […]

October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 12:14-30

ShareMatthew 12:14-30 This Jesus is a mystery! He must have especially seemed a mystery to the first century Jews who encountered Him.  He does miracles that make people believe in Him, but when people demand a miracle, He doesn’t do one.  He does spectacular, divine things, and then He warns you not to tell anyone […]

October 13, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 17 – Matthew 12:1-13

ShareMatthew 12:1-13 What are we to do with the Sabbath?  Jesus actually has some things to say about the Sabbath, although He teaches about it mostly indirectly. This is a question that has vexed Christians for 2000 years.  At one extreme, Christians have insisted that there is just about nothing we can do on the […]

October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 16 – Matthew 11:20-30

ShareMatthew 11:20-30 “Come unto Me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.” Those who are used to the traditional Book of Common Prayer will recognize this verse (Matthew 11:28) as one of the 4 Comfortable Words that are said by the priest to the congregation after the General Confession […]

October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More