Tag: sin

Thursday of Easter Week – Philippians 3:7-16

SharePhilippians 3:7-16 Shhhh!  Do you hear it? Do you hear what I hear? Jesus Christ is calling you. He has called you to know the fellowship of His sufferings on Good Friday. He has called you to be conformed to His death on Good Friday as well. And He has called you to know Him […]

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Easter Monday – Luke 24:1-12

ShareLuke 24:1-12 2 + 2 = 4. Neil Armstrong was the 1st man on the moon. The ratio of your HDL cholesterol to your LDL cholesterol is known as your cardiac risk factor. Facts, facts, facts.  Our lives are filled with facts such as these. In school we memorize thousands of facts, and every day […]

April 5, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Share1 Corinthians 15:12-19 “Theology’s not important.”  I’ve heard a lot of statements to that effect before. Well, here’s a little theology: Jesus Christ is risen! No, not a little theology, a lot of theology.  So central is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ which we will celebrate in Easter in two short weeks, and which we […]

March 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Mark 9:38-50

ShareMark 9:38-50 Hell!  No, I’m not saying this as a curse but as a reminder of this terrible place.  Hell is an idea that has been tamed.  The fact that we can so easily say “Hell!” as a curse, and not as an exclamation about the place of God’s judgment, is an indicator that our […]

February 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Epiphany 3 – Philippians 3:1-16

SharePhilippians 3:1-16 What is it about St. Paul that makes him so radical, so hardcore? What has possessed him so that he seems like a fanatic even to Christians? Some, such as Communists, become fanatics for the sake of an idea or an ideology.  Some become fanatics out of fear.  But St. Paul has shown […]

January 28, 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

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

Friday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:14-25

ShareRomans 7:14-25 I used to want to be a psychologist, or at least a cognitive scientist.  I’m interested in the bizarre diversity present within human beings, especially the more bizarre aspects of who we are.  There was a time when I wanted to study dreams and how vivid various people’s were, and when I was […]

August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:1-23

ShareActs 10:1-23 “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” What a difficult truth for us to accept! Adam and Eve were the first ones who had difficulty with this.  God had made the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil holy, so He set it apart from the other trees, saying, “You […]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Mark 9:38-50

ShareMark 9:38-50 Hell!  No, I’m not saying this as a curse but as a reminder of this terrible place.  Hell is an idea that has been tamed.  The fact that we can so easily say “Hell!” as a curse, and not as an exclamation about the place of God’s judgment, is an indicator that our […]

March 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More