(This meditation was written back in February, but it takes on deeper significance today. This pandemic is challenging our world in so many ways- and we need the eternal and relevant wisdom of Jesus more than ever.) Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you? Someone in the crowd said… Continue reading April 1st- Who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?
Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” But to the one who had told him… Continue reading March 31st- Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?
Why do you ask me about what is good? Then someone came to him and said, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life,… Continue reading March 30th- Why do you ask me about what is good?
My prayers include all of you, dear readers, in these trying times. As we continue to distance ourselves from one another, may we find our spiritual and humanitarian connection ever deepening. God bless you all! Here are the readings for the next week- we are soon to enter Holy Week! Monday, March 30- Matthew 19:16-17… Continue reading Readings for the Upcoming Week
Why are you afraid, you of little faith? And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” And he… Continue reading March 28th- Why are you afraid, you of little faith?
Do you believe that I am able to do this? As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do… Continue reading March 27th- Do you believe that I am able to do this?
But to what will I compare this generation? But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and… Continue reading March 26th- But to what will I compare this generation?
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray… Continue reading March 25th- For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have…?
Why does this generation ask for a sign? The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this… Continue reading March 24th- Why does this generation ask for a sign?
Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? While he was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not first wash before dinner. Then the Lord said to him,… Continue reading March 23rd- Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?