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 ...

The Judgment

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

In Matthew’s gospel (chapter 25), Jesus says that at the end of the world there will be a judgment in which the good people (the sheep) will be told to enter Heaven while the bad people (the goats) will be ...