Tag: prayer

Thursday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Revelation 20:1-6

ShareRevelation 20:1-6 Regardless of our eschatologies, one thing is certain: Jesus Christ has already begun His reign over the earth.  How could it be otherwise?  He crushed the skull of the Serpent at the Place of the Skull (Calvary); He defeated sin by His perfect life; He rose victorious over death in His Resurrection; and […]

December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 20th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 5:1-16

Share1 Timothy 5:1-16 Today, St. Paul teaches us about a little known “office” in the early church: that of widow.  Paul’s extended commandments concerning widows are astonishing in two ways.  The first thing that astonishes me is how seriously the early church took its vocation to provide for widows (see also James 1:27.)  The second […]

October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment 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

Tuesday of the 19th Sunday after Trinity – James 5:12-19

ShareJames 5:12-19 “Is anyone among you suffering?” – James 5:13 Is anyone among you, reading this, suffering? St. James has some wisdom from God for you today. The first thing James tells you to do is to pray.  Of course, you already knew this, but maybe you have become discouraged in your prayers.  Maybe God […]

October 12, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 1:12-21

ShareJames 1:12-21 There is an incredible riddle hidden in the English translations of James 1, wrapped in the mystery of God’s wisdom, inside the enigma of the Greek language.  This riddle is why the Greek word peirasmos is translated “trial” in verse 2 but “temptation” in verses 12-14.  It is the same word, and yet […]

October 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 14th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Share2 Corinthians 6:1-10 There are two main points St. Paul is making that I want to draw together.  The first is the blunt truth that every day is the day of salvation.  One of the most serious mistakes the modern Church makes is in teaching and acting as if salvation is a momentary instant.  So […]

September 6, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Share2 Corinthians 5:11-21             I don’t know how you see yourself, but if you’re like me, often you think of yourself in a natural and earthly way.  In other words, you don’t fully realize the truth of what God has declared and St. Paul teaches: you are a new creation.  Paul says this, of course, […]

August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 11 – Luke 22:31-46

ShareLuke 22:31-46 What a privilege it is to pray with our Lord Himself!  That is exactly what we are doing here this morning in Luke 22: praying with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  In fact, what we are participating in this morning is nothing less than the Lord’s Prayer in action.  In the Garden, […]

August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 9 – Luke 18:1-14

ShareLuke 18:1-14 Have you ever had someone nag you into action?  The person coaxes, wheedles, cajoles, begs, nags, pleads, and whines until you finally give in and do what he or she wants you to do. This is one motivation for a person doing what another person asks him to do.  But if the person […]

August 3, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 9 – Luke 17:20-37

ShareLuke 17:20-37 Jesus says a lot of surprising things.  The really wonderful thing is that what He says constantly surprises even Christians.  And that’s a good thing! This morning He tells us some surprising things about His kingdom: first, that it “does not come with observation,” and second, that “it is within you.” Part of […]

August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More