Forsake the Ways and Thoughts of the World

Forsake the Ways and Thoughts of the World

Jesus teaches us to forsake the ways and thoughts of the world.  Replacing them with those of God, we become fools before the world, yet wise before God. To forsake the needy is a sure sign that one follows the ways and thoughts of the world.  And the parable of the...
Forgive as our heavenly Father Forgives

Forgive as our heavenly Father Forgives

Jesus calls us to repentance and forgiveness.  And we heed his call in so far as we are ready to forgive our brothers and sisters. The Gospel teaches that we are to avoid those who refuse to listen even to the community.  But the teaching is no reason not to forgive...
Name that Is above Every Other Name

Name that Is above Every Other Name

Christ is the reason why his followers bear the name of Christians.  They are other Christs, then, anointed to announce repentance and the kingdom of God. Jesus assures those who gather in his name and pray together that they will receive what they ask.  And it will...
Strongly Following the Ways of God

Strongly Following the Ways of God

Christ himself is the fulfillment of God’s strongly expressed intent to do something new.  Those who are one with Christ are the new creation. Jesus shows that he must suffer greatly, die and then rise.  Peter strongly disagrees and rebukes him.  But who could blame...
Knowledge for Christian Service

Knowledge for Christian Service

Knowledge of Christ is what matters above all.  Those who know him receive in trust keys of authority to serve others faithfully and caringly. The Father, Lord of heaven and earth, gives to the childlike the knowledge he hides from those who are wise.  Peter is among...
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