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John 3:1-17 “No one can see/understand the kingdom of God without being born again.” “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.” My readings into Aramaic offer a new translation/interpretation of … Continue reading
John 1:43-51 An average fig tree is about fifteen feet tall and its branches spread out about twenty-five feet wide. It acts a little bit like an umbrella, creating a cozy space underneath that is almost like a … Continue reading
John 14:1-14 In 2013, I released a book that shed some new light on a well-known verse in this text. The book was an application of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s technique of meditating upon the scriptures. He called his … Continue reading
Have you had any bright ideas lately? Maybe you’re too busy to have one. By bright idea, I mean something new, innovative, unique, outside the box, revolutionary… something that no one else has discovered. And I have … Continue reading
Luke 10:38-42 I tend to feel guilty when I’m not being productive. What’s that all about? I think this is the “way of the world” — the gotta-be-busy mindset. Unfortunately, busyness is a high price to pay when … Continue reading
Right now, I’m lusting for whatever is in the refrigerator that can satisfy my appetite. The holidays have a way of stretching the stomach, and that means extra pounds that need to be shed. My stomach lusts to be … Continue reading
John Lennon penned some incredible lyrics to his song, Imagine. At the time, I didn’t appreciate them the way I do today. These are the words of a prophet. Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed … Continue reading
Proverbs 9:1-6; John 6:51-58 There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for wisdom. He walked up to the philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for wisdom.” Socrates recognized a … Continue reading
John 6:51-58 This meditation on John 6 is the first of three that I plan to post this week. There are so many ways to interpret what Jesus said about being the bread of life. “Chew your … Continue reading