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You cannot obtain the Holy Spirit as an inheritance through probate court

Today we are into the fifth day of Lent.  We are one-eighth of the way to the Resurrection of our Lord in us individually, when we should hope to be born from above. 2,538 more words

Year A Lent

Lent review quetions: What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?

We have entered Lent.  That means we will spend forty days preparing for the Resurrection of Christ, as recognized on Easter Sunday.

According to the Wikipedia article on “Lent” – “The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial.” 2,078 more words

Year A Lent

Cheap trick or blues breaker?

In recent years ‘B-Side’ has become a dust covered word, consigned to inhabit wherever record collectors hang out in search of a gem left off an album, a strange cover version or a rare live cut from last year’s tour. 545 more words


Matthew 16:21-28

The Church of St. Barnabas, Labor Day Reflection, Irvington, New York, August 31,2014

 Matthew 16:21-28

Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 1,668 more words

God’s Stumbling Block

“You are a stumbling block to me;
you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

I was reading in Matthew 16 today and this jumped out at me.  964 more words


22nd Sunday Ordinary Time (Year A)

The 16th century was a time of tremendous upheaval; numerous wars were being waged, and Europe was in great turmoil; it was the time of the Reformation, and numerous attacks were being levelled against the Church from outside. 1,200 more words


Preaching to Depressed People

The following was posted on a website I frequent, referring to Matthew 16:26, in which Jesus says, “For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? 471 more words