Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad

On that day it will be said: / “Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! / This is the Lord for whom we looked, / let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!” / For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain. Isaiah 25: 9-10 The[read more]

Learning To Wait

“Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.  All things have been handed over to me by my Father.  No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” Turning to the disciples in private he said,[read more]

What Do You Want Me To Do?

In days to come, / the mountain of the Lord’s house / shall be established as the highest mountain / and raised above the hills. / All nations shall stream toward it; / many peoples shall come and say: / “Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain, / to the house of the God of[read more]

Responsibility and Judgment

“People will collapse from fear and from dread of the things that are coming upon the inhabited world. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. When all these things start to happen, stand up! Life up[read more]

Mastery or Mystery

Great and wonderful are your works, / Lord God almighty. / Just and true are your ways, / O king of the nations. / Who will not fear you, Lord, / or glorify your name? / For you alone are holy. / All the nations will come / and worship before you, / for your[read more]

Serving Worthily

“I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others  have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” Luke 21: 3-4 The older I get the more central to the gospel teaching the story of the poor widow[read more]

Sweet and Sour

So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.  He said to me, “Take and swallow it.  It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”  I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it.  In my[read more]

Transformation and Gratitude

And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth.  Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb, and fashions them according to his will!  May he grant you joy of heart and may peace abide among you; may his goodness toward us endure in Israel to deliver us in our[read more]

More Will Be Given

Day and night they never stopped exclaiming: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come.”  Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before[read more]

Dead or Alive?

You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover[read more]