Tag: love of God

Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 3 – Mark 10:17-31

ShareMark 10:17-31 Poor rich young ruler.  He just didn’t get it.  He thought he had it made in this world.  He was rich, he kept the commandments of God from his youth, and he even understood that Jesus was a good teacher.  What else could God possibly want from him? What Jesus wanted was the […]

February 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Epiphany 2 – John 3:14-21

ShareJohn 3:14-21 When did John 3:16 become the most famous verse in the Bible?  I’m not sure.  If you had to pick only one verse in the Bible to memorize, you probably couldn’t do better, although there are many others equally worthy. What I fear is that anyone would think that the verse is sufficient […]

January 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Day – 1 John 4:7-14

Share1 John 4:7-14             Merry Christmas! By now you’ve heard sermons and messages about Matthew and Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus Christ.  By now, for some of you, Christmas is pretty much over.  But in reality, it’s just beginning!  I seem to remember something about the 12 days of Christmas.  Actually, now the […]

December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 16:1-14

Share1 Corinthians 16:1-14 “Let all that you do be done with love” (verse 14.)  This is a fitting summary of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian: a fitting summary of the corpus of Paul’s letters of love and labors of love; and a fitting summary, indeed, of the Law and the Gospel. Jesus Christ Himself, […]

March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 8

Share1 Corinthians 8 “Knowledge puffs up but love edifies” (verse 1.)  This is Paul’s main message for today, and the example of the weaker brother is an illustration of this principle. “Knowledge puffs up but love edifies.”  The Greeks had a problem with putting too much confidence in human knowledge, and so one of Paul’s […]

March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

January 2 – 1 John 3:1-12

Share1 John 3:1-12 “You are a child of God.”  That’s what God tells you in 1 John 3:1. What a wonderful way for God to greet us in the New Year! Here is the source of St. John’s teaching about how we ought to love one another: it is that God first loved us.  We […]

January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

St. John the Evangelist Day – December 27 – John 13:20-26, 31-35

ShareJohn 13:20-26, 31-35 I love St. John, for He is the apostle of love and the disciple whom Jesus loved! At the Last Supper, as with the Lord’s Supper, the stakes of life are raised.  The sheep become most clearly sheep who are fed by the Passover Lamb who takes away the sins of the […]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Romans 14:13-23

ShareRomans 14:13-23 What would your day look like if from the first thing in the morning until the last thing at night you acted completely in love? Take a few moments (if not now, then at the end of today’s Give Us This Day) and visualize your day in terms of what it would look […]

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More