Luke 7:50 … To GO in Peace (11/30/16)

“Your Faith has saved you – Go in Peace.” ~ Jesus (Luke 7:50)   So often the poor and the maimed and the ill came to Jesus to be healed, and every single time he told them that he had nothing at all to do with their subsequent wellness (see Matthew 8:5-13, Mark 5:34, Mark […]

The most delicious Fruit … (11/30/16)

Matthew 18:21-22 … Seventy times Seven times (11/29/16)

“‘Lord, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ And Jesus said to him: ‘Not a mere seven times, but … seventy times seven times [shall you forgive].’” ~ Jesus (Matthew 18:21-22)   This passage has been traditionally interpreted to mean that we are to forgive others frequently (especially our friends), and that […]

A dust-free Heart … (11/29/16)

1 John 2:6 … To abide in Him (11/28/16)

“Whoever says ‘I abide in Him’ must walk just as He walked.” ~ unknown (1 John 2:6)   And how did Jesus walk?  He walked humbly (Mark 10:18 + Matthew 23:12) – and he walked selflessly (Matthew 4:1-10 + John 6:15) – and he walked courageously (Luke 9:22 + Luke 24:7 + Matthew 5:40-44) – […]

LOVE: the only Light worth shining … (11/28/16)

John 3:17 … How it is to be Saved (11/27/16)

“God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but rather that the world might be saved by his Way.” ~ Jesus (John 3:17)   If Jesus is arrogantly speaking in the 3rd person here – if he is indeed speaking about himself (in direct contradiction of his own teachings about […]

Don’t say you love — DO Lovingly … (11/27/16)

James 2:18 … Showing the Faith (11/26/16)

“I, by my Works, will show you my Faith.” ~ James (James 2:18)   This verse reflects a Truth of which Jesus was also aware: namely, that real Faith by its very nature cannot be harbored within, but must be exuded without … Indeed, quite contrary to popular religious belief, real Faith is not believing […]

on Living Response-ably … (11/26/16)

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 … The unveiling of true Faces (11/25/16)

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, Seeing the Glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image – from one degree of Glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.” ~ Paul (2 […]