Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." Who are we merciful to? Who are we not merciful to?  Why does it matter?  Obviously it matters because Jesus said so, here and in other places.  Our salvation is hinged on being merciful to others.  Jesus said in Matthew 6:15 right after … Continue reading Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”

Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." God calls us to know, love and serve Him.  He gives us this ability out of His infinite Love for us.  This ability is called free will.  The opposite of free will is not love, but rather would be … Continue reading Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted." How do we conduct ourselves when we approach someone who just lost a loved one?  There are some of us who handle themselves quite well.  They know exactly what to say and at the right time.  There are others that withdraw in fear … Continue reading Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

September 26th, Men, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Cultural shifts and cultural norms don't happen overnight.  They occur very slowly with the gradual acceptance of one ideal or practice and the gradual nonacceptance of another. The Setup One of the few qualities of Hollywood is that it can at times encapsulate cultural views of a contemporary era.  For example, If you were to … Continue reading September 26th, Men, we have no one to blame but ourselves.