Tag: Lord’s Supper

Maundy Thursday – John 13:18-34

ShareJohn 13:18-34 Jesus says to you today: “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  “Maundy Thursday” comes from the Latin words mandatum novum, or “new commandment,” taken from this verse (John 13:34.) Now why is love a new commandment?  […]

April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Share1 Corinthians 11:17-34 There is too much to meditate on in this one chapter (the 1928 Prayer Book lectionary conveniently skips verses 2-16!)  It’s really a choice between focusing on the relationships and roles of men and women and meditating more on the Lord’s Supper.  Since the latter is not addressed so clearly elsewhere in […]

March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 10:14-22

Share1 Corinthians 10:14-22 You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that God has chosen to dwell with you. But how this happens is a mystery.  I can’t explain how the Holy Spirit could overshadow Mary and so incarnate the Second Person of the Trinity.  I can’t explain how the Holy Spirit could […]

March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Trinity 8 – Acts 28:1-15

ShareActs 28:1-15 “When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage” (Acts 28:15). This little verse humbles me.  It makes me think.  It makes me feel. Here’s Paul, the greatest apostle in the world.  He’s endured prisons in many cities, stripes above measure, the forty minus one stripes from the Jews five times, three […]

August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 8 – Acts 27:27-44

ShareActs 27:27-44 “And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it, he began to eat.  Then they were all encouraged and also took food themselves.  And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the […]

August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 7 – Acts 23:12-24

ShareActs 23:12-24 “Some of the Jews banded together and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.” Do you find this incredible, that a bunch of 1st century Jews would vow to eat or drink nothing until they had murdered someone?  It’s incredible to me, […]

August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Easter Week – John 20:24-31

Share “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). That’s us: we have not seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, and yet we believe.  If this is true for you today, then you are blessed! And yet how often are we like St. Thomas after all.  How often we have […]

April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday in Lent 5 – John 13:1-17

ShareJohn 13:1-17 This meditation is really a Maundy Thursday meditation, but here it is on the Saturday before Holy Week. Jesus says to you today: “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 13:34).  This name, “Maundy Thursday,” comes […]

April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany – John 6:41-59

ShareJohn 6:41-59 Have you ever made fresh bread or been in a house where someone has?  I’ll bet I can make you hungry merely by suggesting such wonderful food.  Can you smell it? It smells so moist that it seems to emanate a bread cloud over your head, ready to rain down a gustatory experience […]

February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 3:7-22

ShareRevelation 3:7-22 It’s very tempting to write today about the Laodicean church.  I think there’s a common perception that today’s church is the church in Laodicea and is a lukewarm church.  In truth, parts of the church have always been like this. But I am persuaded of better things for us, and so today I […]

December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More