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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 […]

November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments 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 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 14th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Share2 Corinthians 8:1-15 It is so easy to speak of love and so difficult to live it out.  If we reflect for a moment about what has been a consistent theme of St. Paul’s in 2 Corinthians, the passage this morning will become even more outrageously challenging to us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 – God “comforts […]

September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 14th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 7:2-16

Share2 Corinthians 7:2-16 There he goes again! St. Paul can’t seem to let go of the idea that we should be joyful in our sufferings and tribulations. Of course, I’m glad he can’t let go of it because our sufferings are the Cross of Jesus Himself.  I am exceedingly joyful that Jesus Himself didn’t let […]

September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday Trinity 14 – 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1

Share2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1 “Do not be equally yoked together with unbelievers.” “What agreement has the temple of God with idols?”  For you are the temple of the living God.” These are words that every Christian understands and yet words that many Christians violate daily.  St. Paul reiterates his teaching from I Corinthians that we are […]

September 26, 2011 | 2 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 25, 2011 | 0 Comments 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 […]

September 23, 2011 | 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 theGardenofGethsemane.  In fact, what we are participating in this morning is nothing less than the Lord’s Prayer in action.  In the Garden, Jesus is living […]

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More