Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us?

With that, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”  Luke24:31-32  Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45 These two … [Read more…]

Are you Planning To Fail?

When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do.  John 6: 5-6 My father would often say, ” If you … [Read more…]

A Knight Without Armor

He does not ration his gift of the Spirit. John 3:34 The internet abounds with articles on how to ration food and supplies during this time of Stay at Home Orders and quarantine. Some people may remember that during the Second World War certain commodities were rationed out to the general public. We have had … [Read more…]

A Mighty Wind

Jesus said to Nicodemus: “‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:7-8 We find ourselves still rejoicing and … [Read more…]

Our Inheritance – Holy Thursday 2020

Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.” John 13:8 It was a beautiful image of the most profound humility ever witnessed. Jesus, the Eternal Son of God, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, was exercising the … [Read more…]

Let it Begin

And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.” Mt. 21:10-11 In 1982 I attended Moundsville Junior High. I was all of twelve years old and very nervous about leaving the safety of Central Elementary, to … [Read more…]