Tag: love

Thursday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 5:38-48

ShareMatthew 5:38-48 I told you some time ago that love is the strongest thing known to man.  This only makes sense when you remember that we were wrought in love and formed from the substance of God’s love.  How could we not be made for love? However, I find that there are a lot of […]

August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 12 – 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 […]

August 17, 2016 | 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 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 12 – Romans 13

ShareRomans 13 What is the strongest substance known to man?  On the Moh’s scale, it is diamond, which is a 10.  To be more precise, the hardest substance now known to man is aggregated diamond nanorods or, ADNRs, which are an allotrope of carbon believed to be the hardest and least compressible known material, as […]

August 15, 2016 | 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 […]

August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:1-13

ShareRomans 7:1-13 “Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony?  Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?” “I […]

August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 5

ShareRomans 5 “Sweet!  I get to write a devotional on Romans 5!” The problem is that there’s too much fruit to pick.  Shall I stuff myself on the citrus variety, the lemons, limes, orange, and – or should I go exotic and delight in papayas, mangoes, and star fruit (or “carambola”)? Maybe later, I’ll digest […]

August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments 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 Holy Week – John 15:17-27

ShareJohn 15:17-27  “These things I command you, that you love one another” (verse 17). “And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (verse 27). Though Jesus says so many things to His disciples between these verses, as I was praying over this passage, these two verses converged to […]

March 21, 2016 | 1 Comment 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 […]

March 18, 2016 | 1 Comment More