Happy New Year to all of you. As we begin 2019 I had some thoughts to share with you tonight that came to me during my evening prayer. God's love for you. God's love for all of us. It's impossible for us as finite human beings to contemplate the magnitude of God's existence for us … Continue reading January 1st, Happy New Year
I once heard a story or fable that described Heaven and Hell. Both of which were nearly identical. Hell was described as a giant lavish feast. All of those who were in hell were seated at the banquet tables, but did not have any arms or feet. Only their torso remained. Heaven was described similarly. … Continue reading December 16th, Staring at a fork in Hell
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose … Continue reading Matthew 5: 27-30 I am an adulterer.
Christmas is coming! As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year". It's the time of the year when for many, we can put aside some of our petty differences and share some "Christmas cheer" with people around us. We seem to be a little bit more generous in donating to worth … Continue reading December 5th, Tis the Season and here’s a reason.
Matthew 5:12-13 "Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you." It's not easy being a faithful obedient Christian these days. … Continue reading Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
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.”
Drought is defined as, "a prolonged absence of something specified." Interestingly it also defines it an an archaic sense as, "thirst". I'd be lying to you if I said I haven't experienced spiritual "droughts" from time to time. My personal feeling is, that even the holiest of holy men and women throughout history have experienced … Continue reading February 28th, Spiritual Drought