Archive for August 2009

Rejecting Jesus

Luke 4: 16-30 1 Thes 4: 13-18 / Psa 96 I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his hometown. (Luke 4:24) We cast Jesus from His ‘native place’ Every time we give in to sin; If we want to imitate His ways, Then let Christ our Lord live within. Jesus went to […]

The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Mark 6: 17-29 Jer 1: 17-19 / Psa 71:1-6,15,17 Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist. (Matthew 11:11) St. John the Baptist is our model, For truth his life he sacrificed; Let his courage be our example, To be a herald for Jesus […]

The Wise and the Foolish Virgins

Matthew 25: 1-13 1 Thes 4:1-8 / Psa 97 The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. (Matthew 25:1-2) Keep watch, we do not know the hour; The Bridegroom comes, and lamps grow dim, […]

Vigilance: Keeping Evil at Bay

Matthew 24: 42-51 1 Thes 3:7-13 / Psa 90 If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. (Matthew 24:43) Let not our will by sin be swayed, Be resolute and firm […]

Filth of Hypocrisy

Matthew 23: 27-32 1 Thes 2:9-13 / Ps 139 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. (Matthew 23:27) Don’t be deceived by what may seem So innocent, no trace of […]

Clean Inside and Out

Matthew 23: 23-26 1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-6 You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, but have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. (Matthew 23:23) What lies within is what is real, And no amount of scheme or stealth Can hide that time will not reveal, Lord, give […]