Where Is the One We Seek: Seventh Week

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Posted in writing | No Comments »

One doesn't have to be a scholar to profit from reading the Bible, but sometimes the work of scholars can deepen our appreciation of what we are reading. Take the concluding verses of Matthew's gospel, where the disciples meet with ...

Increase our Faith

Monday, October 7th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The disciples' request to Jesus was simple: Increase our faith. Presumably, Jesus could have answered them “Yes” or “No” and that would have been that. Instead, Jesus said that even a little faith can do a lot, which seemingly ...

Faith and Trust (part two)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

If, as suggested in my last post, faith and trust go together as two sides of one coin, then it is our actions which put that coin into circulation. And I witnessed many actions of faith and trust this past ...

Faith and Trust

Monday, August 12th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Airplanes need two wings to fly. Similarly, in our lives as Christians we need the support of both faith and trust to keep our relationship with God airborne and moving forward. As a matter of fact, faith and trust come together ...

Partial Credit

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

As far as I know there's no patron saint of partial credit, but I'd like to nominate St. Peter for the job. Peter's finest moment came when he declared that Jesus was the Messiah sent by God, and Jesus ...