“Save me, oh God, for the waves have come up to my neck…” Ps. 69:1 Have you ever had the experience of being at the ocean when the surf that comes in overtakes you with each crashing wave? It’s amazing the power of water, isn’t it? I mean, the same substance (mostly) that we drink […]Read more "What Are Your Waters?"
“Be still. . .” Ps. 46:10 Is there anything still or silent about our world? I don’t think so. Is there anything in the entire cosmos at rest? Nope. Even at the microscopic level, atoms are in non-stop motion. Our world is not only spinning on its’ axis, but also rotating around the sun. Our […]Read more "Learning Stillness"
I know I’ve written on this before, but this is a consistent theme for me. Evidence for personal pride is rampant, and none more exuberant than my use of my tongue. I’m confronted with this concept everywhere I turn. What St. James wrote those centuries ago still applies: the tongue is a restless evil, who […]Read more "Silence and Humility"
Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Mt. 15:1-3 I was reading the other […]Read more "Dangerous Traditions"