Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Spiritual Life

Spirituality, many of us were taught, consists of “do this” and “don’t do that”. Accordingly, we constantly checked the list of what was permissible and what was forbidden, carefully attempting to be good and upright people. Since, in this way … Continue reading

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The Judgment

No words were spoken. Somehow, he thought there would be so much to say, or be said . . . accusations and condemnations terrifyingly appropriate. But there was only Jesus, both wounded and healed, looking at him with a serene, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Learning

When Jesus calls Matthew to follow him, some Pharisees question why he is openly associating with sinners (Matthew 9:9-11). First, Jesus replies using the analogy of a doctor to explain that he has come to help those who are in … Continue reading

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Taking Action

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ graphic metaphors of gouging out an eye or cutting off a hand, because of temptation and sin (Matt. 5:29-30), stress the necessity of taking action in our own spiritual lives. Earlier, when he said … Continue reading

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