Photo by Simon Matzinger on Pexels.com When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.Matthew 2: 10 - 11 When I started these posts … Continue reading Advent: Joy
That same voice is a sounding trumpet in the embrace of divine love, for it resonates with kindness, and by means of humility gathers the meek, and with mercy anoints their wounds. The voice of divine love flows with the rushing water of the Holy Spirit and the peace of God's goodness. Humility plants a … Continue reading "Mercy smooths all the suffering of humankind with a balm"
Photo by Milagros Guemes on Pexels.com In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” John’s clothes … Continue reading Advent: Love
The church frequently reports extraordinary things, and sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous. Therefore, I advise you not to accuse your brother Roricus unjustly in your heart, and not to move beyond the bounds in speaking depraved words about him. God knows that you do not act rightly in this matter. … Continue reading "…sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous."
Don and Lee Talk About Happiness This week I was unable to record with Don, but I thoroughly enjoyed the episode. It was great hearing Don sit down with another person in his discipleship group. Honestly, I want a Don and Lee series. Check it out. I have been having audio linking issues so if … Continue reading Don, Lee, and Evangebros
Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Pexels.com Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed … Continue reading Advent: Hope
Once again I heard a voice from heaven that said this to me: God has commanded for humanity's benefit all of creation, which God made on the heights and in the depths. If humanity abuses their position over the rest of God's creation and commits evil deeds, God will then allow other creatures to punish … Continue reading “Other creatures are not here just to serve our bodily needs”