The LORD said to Abram, “DO not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen.
From the Gospel: The word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen.
From the Gospel: Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
From Paul’s letter to the Ephesians: God destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen.
So as we endure this time of disease and death, into what new thing is God refining us?
In the end we practice hope, courage, and love. It’s the Christian thing to do.
COVID19 is commanding much of our attention this Lent. Indeed, it almost seems as if protecting ourselves and our loved ones from infection and helping our neighbors in any way we can has become our Lenten discipline
Why would God not want us to know good and evil? Isn’t the ability to judge between good and evil a good thing? Are we not supposed to make moral judgements? How can we be good human beings if we don’t know what is good and what is bad?
When Jesus was baptized, there was a voice from heaven that said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” This marked the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.