Archive for 'Wisdom'

Breaking the Silence

Mark 7: 31-37 1 Kgs 11:29-32;12:19 / Ps 81 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). (Mark 7: 34) To His words let my ears be opened, For His kingdom let my lips proclaim; By His love may this heart be softened, That my […]

The Wise and the Foolish

Matthew 25: 1-13 1 Thes 4:1-8 / Ps 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. (Mt. 25:1-2) In leisure men are prone to sin, The good life often leads to wrong; […]

Our Models of Stewardship

Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46 Gn 37:3-4.12-13.17-28 / Ps 105 ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the main cornerstone. This was the LORD’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’ (Matthew 21: 42) Our life’s a vineyard on a lease, We must share part of its produce; We can’t just squander as we […]

The Privilege of the Innocent

Luke 10: 21-24 Is 11:1-10/ Ps 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17 . . . you have hidden these things from the wise and learned . . . (Luke 10: 21) Life’s mysteries God will reveal To those whose hearts are undefiled, We’ll come to know our Father’s will If we have the faith of a child. At that time, […]

Be Prepared

Matthew 24:42-51 1 Cor 1:1-9 / Psa 145    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 […]

Seeing and Hearing the Word

Matthew 13:16-17 Sir 44:1, 10-15 / Psa 132:11-18 But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. (Matthew 13:16) We have received God’s grace of wisdom To share the Gospel with our neighbor; It’s but fitting to serve His kingdom In thanking Him for this high favor. (Jesus said), “But […]