Monthly Archives: March 2008

Matthew 5:21-26: Hate and Reconciliation

In Matthew 5:21-26, Jesus says the following: “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder'; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:13: Salt

Matthew 5:13 says, “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot” (NRSV). Christians … Continue reading

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Is TV Getting More Liberal?

I suppose that television has always been rather liberal. Dallas, for example, presented rich capitalists as a conniving bunch of people. On Thursday night, however, I felt that the liberalism got more blatant. I watch Eli Stone on Thursday nights. … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:10-12: Is Jesus Worth It?

Matthew 5:10-12 says the following: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely … Continue reading

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Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?

In Matthew 4:18-22, Jesus calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John to be his disciples. All of them immediately leave behind their family fishing business to follow Jesus. Why did they follow Jesus? They had good jobs. Why did they exchange … Continue reading

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Matthew 3:11: Baptism of the Holy Spirit

In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist says, “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the … Continue reading

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An Aspie Catholic

“Anonymous” has left a comment under an old post of mine, Asperger’s and Religion. I want to share it with everyone because it contains a lot of jewels, and I don’t want people to miss them because the post is … Continue reading

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Matthew 2:1-2: The Magi

In Matthew 2:1-2, we read the following: “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of … Continue reading

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Matthew Henry on Malachi 1:2-3

Malachi 1:2-3 says, “I have loved you, says the LORD. But you say, ‘How have you loved us?’ Is not Esau Jacob’s brother? says the LORD. Yet I have loved Jacob but I have hated Esau; I have made his … Continue reading

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My Dream about the Clintons

I’ve just spent several days reading Sally Bedell Smith’s For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years, so I’m not that surprised that I had a dream about the Clintons last night. In my dream, I … Continue reading

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