Tag: Tree of Life

Friday of Lent 3 – Mark 12:1-12

ShareMark 12:1-12 Today, Jesus continues His teaching on trees and fruitfulness, only this time He’s talking not so much about the trees but those who tend them.  In the beginning, God placed man in a paradisiacal garden for Him to tend.  He created a good and beautiful place for man to live and work with […]

March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Lent 3 – Mark 11:12-26

ShareMark 11:12-26 Mean, mean Jesus!  Who does he think he is – causing a fig tree to wither?  Obviously, he wasn’t environmentally friendly.  Maybe we can wish this side of Jesus away by taking our Jeffersonian scissors to the parts of the Bible we don’t like and neatly excising them. Mean, mean Jesus! If our […]

March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 12th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 23:39-49

ShareLuke 23:39-49 The presence of God is so thick in these 11 verses that if we all had the endurance we should really meditate together on each single verse! Thank God we will have other occasions in the course of meditating on the whole Bible to come back to this sacred place. It will seem […]

August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:16-25

ShareLuke 8:16-25 “For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” What’s up with this passage?  Is this the same Jesus they’ve been telling us about?  He sounds like a kind of Robin Hood in reverse.  He seems like […]

June 29, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of 3rd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 6:39-49

ShareLuke 6:39-49 Who is your favorite teacher you’ve ever had?  Most of us have at least one teacher who really made an impression on us for life.  How blessed I would feel if some of my former students, when asked who their favorite teacher ever was, answered Mr. Erlandson (or Mr. E. or E Machine). […]

June 21, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 22:1-17

ShareRevelation 22:1-17 Revelation is for us. By “revelation” I mean both St. John’s biblion, as well as the entirety of God’s revelation. Revelation is for us. As far as when the events of St. John’s Revelation will take place, by now you will have noticed that I believe the Revelation is primarily about what Jesus […]

May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 4th Sunday in Lent – Luke 8:16-25

ShareLuke 8:16-25 “For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” What’s up with this passage?  Is this the same Jesus they’ve been telling us about?  He sounds like a kind of Robin Hood in reverse.  He seems like […]

March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Sunday Next Before Advent – Revelation 2:12-17

ShareRevelation 2:12-17 I love the words with which the Alpha and Omega closes each message to the 7 churches.  They are each a picture of what life with Christ will be like in heaven for those who prove faithful.  They are the most persuasive motivators for those who dare to imagine them. How would you […]

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Sunday Next Before Advent – Revelation 2:1-11

ShareRevelation 2:1-11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” One of the most remarkable things about Scripture is how one of its writers like St. John can be writing to a specifically 1st century audience such as the 7 churches of Asia Minor and yet sound as […]

November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Lent 3 – Mark 12:1-12

ShareFriday of Lent 3 – Mark 12:1-12 Today, Jesus continues His teaching on trees and fruitfulness, only this time He’s talking not so much about the trees but those who tend them.  In the beginning, God placed man in a paradisiacal garden for Him to tend.  He created a good and beautiful place for man […]

March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More