Early in his ministry, Jesus began to collect a group of twelve people around himself with whom he spent most of his time (the twelve disciples). 241 more words
Tags » Mercy
After hearing so much horrific news about happenings in the Muslim world, particularly the oppressive actions of dictators who torture Innocent citizens— men, women, and children — and prevent Muslims from worshipping in mosques, as well as the slaughter of innocent civilians and destruction of their homes and lives by armies, police, and whole governments, I paced for hours in a state of unbearable rage, until the time came for salat al-asr (afternoon worship).
This third week of our Beatitudes study we started with the idea of the Kingdom of Heaven. We know that the Kingdom is vital to Christ’s message, as he begins and ends his poetic introduction by telling the poor in spirit and the persecuted that theirs is (right now, this moment) the Kingdom of Heaven. 1,582 more words
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. 257 more words