Tag: Trials

Monday of Trinity 6 – Acts 20:17-38

ShareActs 20:17-38 I want to administer a test to you today.  You may take all the time you want: in fact, the more time you take the better.  It’s an open Book test, and you can look up anything you want.  You are on the honor system, and I’ll even let you evaluate yourself! You […]

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Thursday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 16:25-40

ShareActs 16:25-40 I want to know something.  I have one question I’d like to ask St. Paul today. I demand an answer. “How were you able to be singing hymns to God at midnight, having been falsely accused, thrown into a Roman jail, and having your feet fastened in the stocks? I want to know […]

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday) – James 1:1-17

ShareJames 1:1-17 Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul and others are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” Do you think maybe God is trying to tell me (and you) something? Like St. Paul, St. James begins his letter not with a whimper but a […]

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Monday of 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 1:12-21

ShareJames 1:12-21 There is an incredible riddle hidden in the English translations of James 1, wrapped in the mystery of God’s wisdom, inside the enigma of the Greek language.  This riddle is why the Greek word peirasmos is translated “trial” in verse 2 but “temptation” in verses 12-14.  It is the same word, and yet […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 6 – Acts 21:1-14

ShareActs 21:1-14  “When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, ‘Thus says the Holy Spirit, “So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.”’  Now when we heard these things, both we […]

July 28, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 6 – Acts 20:17-38

ShareActs 20:17-38 I want to administer a test to you today.  You may take all the time you want: in fact, the more time you take the better.  It’s an open Book test, and you can look up anything you want.  You are on the honor system, and I’ll even let you evaluate yourself! You […]

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday), 2014 – James 1:1-17

ShareJames 1:1-17 Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul and others are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” Do you think maybe God is trying to tell me (and you) something? Like St. Paul, St. James begins his letter not with a whimper but a […]

May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 18th Sunday after Trinity – James 1:12-21

ShareJames 1:12-21 There is an incredible riddle hidden in the English translations of James 1, wrapped in the mystery of God’s wisdom, inside the enigma of the Greek language.  This riddle is why the Greek word peirasmos is translated “trial” in verse 2 but “temptation” in verses 12-14.  It is the same word, and yet […]

September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday Before Easter, 6th Sunday in Lent – John 16:1-22

ShareJohn 16:1-22 I’ve chosen to meditate not just through verse 16 of John 16 (as the lectionary prescribes) but also through verse 22, which fleshes out Jesus’ teaching on His leaving His disciples.  If today’s meditation were summarized in a single thought to help guide you on your life in Christ, it would be this: […]

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 6 – Acts 21:1-14

ShareActs 21:1-14 “When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, ‘Thus says the Holy Spirit, “So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.”’  Now when we heard these things, both we […]

July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More