Tag: humility

Monday of Trinity 12 – Romans 12

ShareRomans 12 For 11 chapters now, St. Paul has spoken logically, fervently, and powerfully about the grace of God in your life by which you have a faith that saves you.  All arguers and arguments that would raise themselves up against God and His mind have been bulldozed by Paul’s Acme Spiritual Bulldozing Co. You […]

August 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 6 – Acts 20:17-38

ShareActs 20:17-38 I want to administer a test to you today.  You may take all the time you want: in fact, the more time you take the better.  It’s an open Book test, and you can look up anything you want.  You are on the honor system, and I’ll even let you evaluate yourself! You […]

July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Easter 5 (Rogation Tuesday) – James 4:8-17

ShareJames 4:8-17 In the beginning of Chapter 4, James unveils the lowest layer, the very foundation, of our spiritual warfare: it is the battle within each of us between pride and humility.  All throughout the Bible, the two paths a man may walk are presented in terms of a binary choice.  In Genesis 3, it […]

May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:1-7

Share1 Peter 5:1-7             When my oldest daughter Renee was 2, I began to write Renee Stories, one of which was Renee’s Upsee-dee-dee (her word for “Upside”) Down Day. In this story, her bed and all the books she had not put away from the night before were all on the ceiling, and a light […]

April 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Epiphany 2 – John 3:22-36

ShareJohn 3:22-36              “He must increase, but I must decrease.” This is a good verse to live by. Oh, it’s not likely to make anyone’s Top 100 verses, but I still think it’s pretty cool.  Isn’t this the essence of the Christian life: that He must increase, but I must decrease? If you think about […]

January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment More

December 30 – Hebrews 2:9-18

ShareHebrews 2:9-18 Jesus Christ, the God-man, is a mystery, but thankfully a mystery that God Himself has revealed to us.  The God who made Himself man for us continues to amaze and mystify us.  More importantly, He continues to save us! In Chapter 1, the writer of Hebrews composed a superb description of the supremacy […]

December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Holy Innocents – Mark 10:13-16, 23-31

Share I find it helpful in understanding the love Jesus has for children to remember that I am a child of God.  Jesus loves the little children as children, but He especially loves all who come to Him as children, regardless of age. The main point about children and their relationship to Jesus, in the […]

December 27, 2015 | 2 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 19th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 2

Share1 Timothy 2 We come today to a difficult teaching of St. Paul: his teaching on women in the church. So what does Paul teach?  First, that a woman should learn in silence with all submission.  Second, he does not permit a woman to teach or have authority over a man, but to be in […]

October 15, 2015 | 1 Comment More