Tag: pride

Saturday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:19-34

ShareMatthew 6:19-34              “You cannot serve two masters.” You cannot serve both God and wealth, and you cannot serve both God and self. You’ve heard the saying, from old Westerns, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.”  Well, your life ain’t big enough for 2 opposing masters. So who’s your master?  Who […]

September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Easter 5 (Rogation Tuesday) – James 4:8-17

ShareJames 4:8-17 In the beginning of Chapter 4, James unveils the lowest layer, the very foundation, of our spiritual warfare: it is the battle within each of us between pride and humility.  All throughout the Bible, the two paths a man may walk are presented in terms of a binary choice.  In Genesis 3, it […]

May 2, 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

Saturday of Lent 2 – John 11:45-57

ShareJohn 11:45-57 This passage cuts me to the quick (that soft underbelly of the fingernails that used to hurt so much when my Mom cut my fingernails too short.)  It’s all very safe to keep the chief priests and Pharisees stored in my head where they can muck about and cause mischief without hurting me.  […]

February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 2:20-3:11

ShareColossians 2:20-3:11             The commandment to obey God’s commandments, to not indulge the flesh, to not commit fornication, uncleanness, evil desire, covetousness (a form of idolatry), anger, malice, blasphemy, filthy language, lying, etc. are so numerous and so forceful in the Bible that they overwhelm me. Good!  They are meant to overwhelm the Old Man […]

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 4:1-12

ShareJames 4:1-12 In the beginning of Chapter 4, James unveils the lowest layer, the very foundation, of our spiritual warfare: it is the battle within each of us between pride and humility.  All throughout the Bible, the two paths a man may walk are presented in terms of a binary choice.  In Genesis 3, it […]

October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 7th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 14:1-14

ShareLuke 14:1-14 I can’t tell the difference between love and humility. Most of us have been taught that the opposite of love is hate, and in some ways I suppose that is true.  But for the Christian, the true opposite of love (which is to give up self for the good of another) is pride […]

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Easter – Matthew 6:24-34

ShareMatthew 6:24-34 “You cannot serve two masters.” You’ve heard the saying, from the old Westerns: “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.” Well, your life ain’t big enough for 2 opposing masters. You cannot serve both God and wealth, and you cannot serve both God and self. So who’s your master?  Who […]

May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday after Ash Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 1:1-17

Share1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Surprise!  Surprise!  St. Paul begins a letter of his by talking about the grace of God.  Paul is talking about grace, even when that may not appear to be the theological point he is making.  Paul begins his letter with the grace of God because that is the way the salvation has […]

February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:19-34

ShareMatthew 6:19-34              “You cannot serve two masters.” You cannot serve both God and wealth, and you cannot serve both God and self. You’ve heard the saying, from old Westerns, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.”  Well, your life ain’t big enough for 2 opposing masters. So who’s your master?  Who […]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More