Who Are My Mother and Brothers?

Mark 3:33-35   But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and [my] brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.[For] whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” This Gospel might seem a little strange. […]

Peace be With You

Luke 24:36   Peace be with you. Peace. Isn’t that what we all want, what we all long for? How do we obtain it? In American culture, it seems the way to peace and happiness is to be able to buy what we want on Amazon. We need a bigger TV, the latest iteration of […]

Suffering Through Lent

Hebrews 5:8  Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered. The Lenten practices of fasting and almsgiving can sometimes be thought forms of suffering. Giving up sweets and social media are hard enough. Fasting from worry and gossip are certainly difficult. Fasting detaches us from our comforts and ourselves. Giving as the […]

The Law of the Lord is Trustworthy

Psalm 19:8-11   The law of the LORD is perfect, trustworthy, right, clear, pure, and true. When we embrace God’s laws, our soul is refreshed, we gain wisdom, our hearts rejoice. We know deep down that His laws are more desirable than gold, than a hoard of purest gold. We often think that rules and […]