The Cloud

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“Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up a mountain to pray.  While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.  And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,   who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to […]

The Good Ole Days

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“Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”  For it is not wise to ask such questions.”  (Ecclesiastes 7:10) “Would that we had meat for food! We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt, and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the […]

You Can Pray Like Abraham

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1.  Remember Your Spiritual Father.  It’s not Pastor Billy, but according to the right reverend Paul (cf. Rom 4:11-12, 16-17), its Abraham.   The apostle writes:  “therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring–not only to those who […]

Are You a Cannibal?

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“The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man  who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off…. (Matthew 13:24-30) Most gardeners weed weekly.   They pinch the weed at its base and then […]

How You Can Be a Saint

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“Command that these two sons of mine to sit,  one at your right and the other at your left, in your Kingdom.”  James/John’s Mom Do you get the impression that James and John’s mom  wore the spiritual pants in the family?    I like her confidence in Jesus’ authority.  But […]

Where Have They Put Him?

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 They have taken the Lord from the tomb,  and we don’t know where they put him.”   Mary Magdalene Has our world view of critical thinking robbed us of the real presence of Christ?  Today’s Gospel, features Mary Magdalene.  Instead of focusing on her acts of devotion and courage, commentaries focus […]

5-Star Angelic Hospitality

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‘Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”  Hebrews 13:2 Beside the notoriety of being able to say, “Guess, who I had lunch with?”  Is there any blessing to entertaining angels? In today’s Old Testament reading, three unknown men stand near Abraham.  Genesis isn’t clear […]

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