Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Challenge Of Generosity

When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. ~ Luke 14:13-14 Honestly, I often do good for the wrong reasons. I do … Continue reading

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Come And Stay

When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. ~ Luke 19:5-6 Yesterday, I wrote that God’s … Continue reading

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Agere Contra

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” ~ Luke 14:11 The teachings of Christ have always been counter-intuitive, very contrarian to accepted and popular wisdom: The last shall be first … Continue reading

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For Better Decisions, Pray First.

Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles. ~ Luke 6:12-13 … Continue reading

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“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! Behold, your house will … Continue reading

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The Paradox And The Conundrum

Jesus said to them, “And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the Kingdom of God. For behold, some are last who will be first, … Continue reading

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A Redeemed Life

Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush … Continue reading

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Rediscovering And Recovering Our Basic Goodness

When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.” He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God and the whole crowd rejoiced at … Continue reading

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Here’s To A New Day

The tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ ~ Luke 18:13 The sun rose up again this morning … Continue reading

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Metanoia and Metamorphosis

“But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” ~ Luke 13:3 Change is the part of the natural flow of life. A year is measured by the changing of the seasons. Changes … Continue reading

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