Tag: St. Paul

Thursday of the 15th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 12:1-13

Share2 Corinthians 12:1-13 Sometimes I want to be the apostle Paul and other times I don’t.  Who cannot but hope for such visions and revelations as Paul had, and who cannot help desiring to be caught up into the third heaven?  Of course, with such visions and revelations go the kind of persecution we read […]

September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 15 – 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

Share2 Corinthians 11:16-33 While Jesus Christ is, of course, the ultimate superhero, St. Paul should definitely be seen as a hero.  I could go into a discussion of how Paul can be seen as a hero in classical terms – but I’ll spare you. But by almost any definition, Paul is a hero and should […]

September 15, 2015 | 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 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 3rd Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 9:15-27

Share1 Corinthians 9:15-27 One of my favorite Woody Allen movies is Zelig, in which the humor is a little more subdued than in some of his others.  In Zelig, Woody Allen plays a guy who is a human chameleon: that is, he becomes like whomever he is around.  He becomes, in turn, many things, including […]

March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Epiphany 2 – Philippians 1:12-26

SharePhilippians 1:12-26 Every day we are faced with a multitude of choices, some small and some great.  We often live a binary existence, having to make choices between two alternatives.  Should I marry him or not?  Should I take the new job and the risks involved? Keeping in mind that we just lived through Sanctity […]

January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 8 – Acts 28:16-31

ShareActs 28:16-31 Here is what Jesus Christ told Ananias, things which I’m sure He also told St. Paul: “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.  For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:15-16). Was […]

August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Trinity 8 – Acts 27:9-26

ShareActs 27:9-26 “I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.” Is this a sentence that you can say in all honesty? Naturally, the difficulty in believing what God has told you would depend on several variables: how unlikely and improbable the statement is; how strong your faith is; how certain […]

August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 7 – Acts 25:1-12

ShareActs 25:1-12 “Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome” (Acts 23:11). These words of Jesus might have sounded to St. Paul like the following: “Listen, Paul, I know that you’ve had a pretty tough go of it so far, I […]

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 7 – Acts 24:10-27

ShareActs 24:10-27 See?  I told you.  What you see in this world is often not what you get.  We live in a world that has been put wrong side up.  You know those boxes that say, “This Side Up” and “Fragile”?  Well, humanity came in just such a box, and the ones God entrusted our […]

August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 6 – Acts 21:37-22:16

ShareActs 21:37-22:16 In Acts 21 and 22 we are privileged to hear the “testimony” of St. Paul.  We hear how he was a Jew, born as a Roman citizen in Tarsus, and how he was brought up at the feet of Gamaliel, taught the Law strictly, and was zealous toward God.  He continues by telling […]

July 31, 2014 | 3 Comments More