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Mark 8:27-38 “Put to death any dreams for what you think it takes to experience true life…Get behind me…Take up your cross and follow me, and then you’ll be on the right track. Wherever I lead you, that’s where … Continue reading
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to … Continue reading
Do not resist an evildoer. That’s a hard thing to do. It goes against human nature. And that’s why following Jesus is so difficult. This is how he said it: “You have heard that it was … Continue reading
Matthew 5:38-48 From youth when told that Jesus cast out evil spirits, I imagined Casper-like demonic beings that got inside and disrupted one’s internal harmony of body or mind. They were external forces. Imagining disconnected spiritual entities is a child’s … Continue reading
It’s happened again. Another mass shooting. Twenty unarmed people engaged in their daily work attacked by an unbalanced person and resulting in twelve deaths. Yet according to news reports, the shooter was balanced enough to seek help from a … Continue reading
Matt. 15:19 When I was researching material for my second book, In Living Color: The Lord’s Prayer, I was introduced to a new way of understanding evil. The seventh petition of the prayer Jesus taught his disciples seeks … Continue reading
In my last blog, I talked about different ways of thinking of evil, as defined through Aramaic interpretation. I didn’t relate it to evil spirits. Pictures like the one here make it hard to reduce your image that evil … Continue reading
This is the good news from nature today. Light. In the wee hours of the morning, I walked along the sleepy road that comes to an end at a boat ramp a mile from my home. No traffic had … Continue reading