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Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday) – James 1:1-17

ShareJames 1:1-17 Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul and others are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” Do you think maybe God is trying to tell me (and you) something? Like St. Paul, St. James begins his letter not with a whimper but a […]

May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 6:10-24

ShareEphesians 6:10-24 Have you ever gotten involved in something that suddenly revealed itself as being a lot more serious than you thought?  For some, this happens in marriage, and they are like Jacob who thought he had married Rachel.  But Behold! it was Leah! For Diedre Cobb, it was joining the Army Reserves and facing […]

April 29, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 6:1-9

ShareEphesians 6:1-9             There is a person who is above you, and you must obey him, even when you don’t want to. Be honest: what’s your first response to such a statement?  As a good modern or American, you might be offended.  You might get red in the face and arm yourself to defend your […]

April 24, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday Easter 4 – Ephesians 5:15-33

ShareEphesians 5:15-33 We’ve come this morning to a difficult passage of Scripture – not difficult because it’s hard to understand, but difficult because it’s hard for us to accept what God wants to teach us.  The passage is Ephesians 5:21-33, and in it St. Paul gives us clear commands about the relationship between husbands and […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 5:1-14

ShareEphesians 5:1-14 Have you ever been on a walk that was more than just a walk? Perhaps it was a romantic walk; or maybe an important business matter was discussed during a walk; or a life-changing decision was made during a walk. I remember going on many walks with Jackie during which we discussed my […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:17-32

ShareEphesians 4:17-32 The drama of good vs. evil grips us because it hits so close to home.  Some of the most compelling myths today – things like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings – grab us precisely because they dramatize the battle between good and evil. But the most dramatic version of the battle […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:1-16

ShareEphesians 4:1-16  Brewster’s Millions was an idea for a movie so intriguing that Hollywood has made the movie 7 times, according to one critic!  Premise: In the 1945 version, a man must spend a million dollars in a month in order to receive an even greater inheritance later. In the 1985 version Montgomery Brewster must […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter – Ephesians 3:13-21

ShareEphesians 3:13-21 There are many kinds of Christians, but among those I’ve known are Lone Ranger Larry and Sunday Susan. Lone Ranger Larry has been taught that the church is an invisible collection of individuals who happen to meet together on Sundays.  He believes that God can be worshiped just as easily in one place […]

April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 3:1-12

ShareEphesians 3:1-12 “Wonder what mystery Dad’s working on now?” Joe asked. His brother Frank looked eagerly down the platform of the Bayport railroad station.  “It must be a very important case, the way Dad dashed off to Detroit.  We’ll know in a few minutes.” Both boys were wondering about a certain surprise their father had […]

April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 2:11-22

ShareEphesians 2:11-22 Open almost any page of almost any newspaper and you can’t help but be struck by the fact that the world is in chaos. We sent 1000s of our troops to Iraq because Saddam Hussein threatened the peace of the region and of the entire world.  We have 1000s more troops in many […]

April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More