A Simple Valentine’s Prescription

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

“Sclerocardia” sounds like the name of a medical condition, but it actually describes not a physical condition but a spiritual one. It means that our hearts (our souls, if you will) which are meant to be loving, tender, open and welcoming are angry, ...

Love First

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

I grew up thinking I had to repent of my sins and wrongdoings in order for God to love and forgive me. To me it was logical to think that repentance came first and forgiveness after that. First A, then ...

Hate in Other Words

Monday, September 9th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Sometimes the words of Jesus are provocative, as in the following from Luke, chapter 14: Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters . . . cannot be my disciple. Taken ...

Easter Amazement

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 Posted in photo, writing | No Comments »

According to the story told by Luke and John, when Jesus came to his friends after the Resurrection, he showed them the wounds in his hands and feet (Luke) or his hands and side (John). But he didn’t show these ...

Passion Stories/Passion Story

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The story of the passion and death of Jesus contains several other stories besides what happened to Jesus. For one, there is the story of the loyalty and compassion his women followers showed Jesus in staying close to him throughout ...