Tag: contentment

Wednesday of Trinity 12 – Romans 14:1-12

ShareRomans 14:1-12 One of my favorite things that came out of the Reformation was a renewed interest in and discussion of adiaphora.  Yes, adiaphora, those cute little creatures that are neither essential nor exceptionally important but in which there is Christian liberty. A few of the things that St. Paul lists as adiaphorous are: food […]

August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Lent 1 – 1 Timothy 6:6-21

Share1 Timothy 6:6-21 As we finish the first full week after Lent, continuing in the way of the Cross to meet Jesus at Golgotha on Good Friday that we might meet Him at the empty tomb on Easter Sunday, we hear this morning once again about the need to divest.  The rest of the world […]

February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 3:18-4:18

ShareColossians 3:18-4:18 Today St. Paul confronts us with one of the most difficult but most important of Christian teachings: humility and contentment.  Verse 18 through 4:1 are really part 2 of what Paul had to say yesterday in verse 17 regarding doing all things in the name of the Lord and giving thanks to God […]

November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 20th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 6:1-11

Share1 Timothy 6:1-11 We live in a bipolar country that has on the one hand unparalleled worldly success, measured by physical comfort and luxury, and on the other hand has unparalleled unhappiness.  You could almost say that the U.S. has been a grand experiment in finding happiness in worldly things.  That experiment is a manifest […]

October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 12 – Romans 14:1-12

ShareRomans 14:1-12 One of my favorite things that came out of the Reformation was a renewed interest in and discussion of adiaphora.  Yes, adiaphora, those cute little creatures that are neither essential nor exceptionally important but in which there is Christian liberty. A few of the things that St. Paul lists as adiaphorous are: food […]

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday Trinity 23 – Colossians 3:18-4:18

ShareColossians 3:18-4:18 Today St. Paul confronts us with one of the most difficult but most important of Christian teachings: humility and contentment.  Verse 18 through 4:1 are really part 2 of what Paul had to say yesterday in verse 17 regarding doing all things in the name of the Lord and giving thanks to God […]

November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 20th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 6:1-11

Share1 Timothy 6:1-11 We live in a bipolar country that has on the one hand unparalleled worldly success, measured by physical comfort and luxury, and on the other hand has unparalleled unhappiness.  You could almost say that the U.S. has been a grand experiment in finding happiness in worldly things.  That experiment is a manifest […]

October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 12 – Romans 14:1-12

ShareRomans 14:1-12 One of my favorite things that came out of the Reformation was a renewed interest in and discussion of adiaphora.  Yes, adiaphora, those cute little creatures that are neither essential nor exceptionally important but in which there is Christian liberty. A few of the things that St. Paul lists as adiaphorous are: food […]

August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More