Tag: Temple

Wednesday of Sunday after Ascension, 2016 – Acts 3:1-10

ShareActs 3:1-10 Have you ever noticed that God seems to especially visit those who are spiritually prepared, especially those who have devoted themselves to a life of prayer? Do you remember how Hannah was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord, weeping in anguish, and pouring out her soul before the Lord?  Because […]

May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – John 4:15-26

ShareJohn 4:15-26 Imagine that you are living in the first century, before the advent of Jesus Christ.  You are a Jew, or a Samaritan, and you have the Old Testament and you believe it is the oracle of God.  And so you understand that God has promised a Messiah, as even the Samaritan woman at […]

January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Epiphany 1- John 2:13-25

ShareJohn 2:13-25 I love the fact that Jesus cleansed the Temple, and especially the fact that He made a whip of cords and overturned the tables and drove out the money changers from the Temple.  This single passage does more than perhaps any other passage to drive out of the Church the false images of […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 11

ShareRevelation 11 In Revelation 11, St. John continues his theme of the destruction of the Old Covenant and the birth of the New Covenant.  The Mystery of God has been accomplished (or revealed), as the gospel is preached (Revelation 10:7).  What is this Mystery?  It is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  According […]

December 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 3:11-18

Share2 Peter 3:11-18             Have you heard the news?  Jesus Christ is coming again! This is one of God’s sure promises.  But if it’s true (and it is), then what kind of person should you be as a result? This is St. Peter’s great question to us today. Some in Peter and Paul’s day thought […]

November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 17th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Share2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 There are a number of interpretations of what St. Paul is referring to when he speaks of the Day of the Lord, the son of perdition, and other things.  To do justice to presenting my own understanding would detract from the devotional nature of these meditations, and yet it is necessary in […]

September 29, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday Trinity 11 – Luke 21:20-38

ShareLuke 21:20-38 I’ll admit it.  This is a difficult passage to meditate on.  Difficult because we are immediately faced with the difficulty of having to apply such a passage that has eschatological (pertaining to the “Last Things”) implications. I would like to continue Saturday’s perspective, which requires us to avoid twin errors: first, that the […]

August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 9:1-14

ShareHebrews 9:1-14 There is so much more in Hebrews 9 than meets the eye that I’m at a loss for how to meditate on it in a short time.  The entire book of Hebrews, and this chapter in some ways in particular, reveal the need for Bible study – not to gather random facts but […]

April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 3:1-10

ShareActs 3:1-10 Have you ever noticed that God seems to especially visit those who are spiritually prepared, especially those who have devoted themselves to a life of prayer? Do you remember how Hannah was in bitterness of soul and prayed to the Lord, weeping in anguish, and pouring out her soul before the Lord?  Because […]

June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 11

ShareRevelation 11 In Revelation 11, St. John continues his theme of the destruction of the Old Covenant and the birth of the New Covenant.  The Mystery of God has been accomplished (or revealed), as the gospel is preached (Revelation 10:7).  What is this Mystery?  It is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  According […]

December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More