Fulfilled in your Hearing

On the third day of creation the ground emerged from the waters.  Israel became a new creation by passing through water on dry ground in the Exodus.  The Sabbath was the day on which Jews were to honor their recreation. Unfortunately, by following by focusing on...

As Peter experiences Jesus transfigured in the presence of Moses and Elijah, he longs to preserve the glory. The first temple of the Israelites was a rectangular tent about forty-five feet by fifteen feet surrounded by much larger rectangular open air tent.  In this enclosure incense...

The parable of the rich master and the dishonest steward helps us appreciate the relationship between the soul and ego in our own lives and how important discerning the roles of each are in vocation discernment. Everyone has an ego just like everyone has a stomach...

“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even their own life, cannot be my disciple.”  Luke 14:26 How can hate be the foundation of discipleship? This is an example of Biblical hyperbole or overstatement to shock...

While Jesus takes steps towards Jerusalem someone asks how many will be saved. Jesus doesn’t answer the question but addresses how to approach salvation.  “Strive to enter through the narrow door.” With athletic determination commit yourself totally to God and your vocation, God’s plan for your...

What kind of purse does God have?  Its full of holes!   Spilling treasure through creation every day, it’s never depleted.   When Jesus said, “make purses for yourselves that do not wear out” he might have said make purses for yourselves that do not run out. ...

"Through his bodily ascension to the Father the physical connection between the risen Jesus and the infant church is dramatically changed. The cord is cut." Forty is the Bible’s way of saying “that’s how long it took for something to happen.” Forty points to fulfillment and...

There is an astonishing parallel between this Sunday’s Gospel and the giving of the Ten Commandments.  After Israel’s liberation from slavery Moses met God on Mount Sinai. Then he descended and proclaimed to Israel the terms of God’s covenant which they accepted. When God finished speaking...