Posts from May 2015

Posts from May 2015

“SHIBBOLETHS”

The 12th chapter of Judges tells us how the men of Ephraim crossed to the east side of Jordan to fight against Jephthah and the men of Gilead. Jephthah and the Gileadites won.  The survivors of Ephraim tried to retreat to their own territory on the west side of the Jordan. But whenever an Ephraimite requested safe passage across the Jordan River, the men of Gilead would…

THE HOLY SPIRIT’S GIFT – THE HOLY BIBLE

How’s your memory of everything you said or heard last year?  Have you ever wondered how the evangelists and apostles could remember all the things God wanted them to remember as they wrote the New Testament Scriptures?  Jesus answers this in our Gospel lesson in John 14:  “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and…

“YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD!”

And now, in honor of Mother’s day, a few things your mother said to you which you vowed never to say to your children – things such as:  “We’ll see, maybe later,” or “Shut the door; were you born in a barn?” or “Just wait till your father gets home,” or “I suppose if everyone else jumped off the bridge, you would too,” or “You’re going to poke somebody’s eye out…

COMMON SIN & UNCOMMON GRACE

The trials and temptations which besiege the life of young Joseph do not break the godly young man.  God’s promise given through St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:13 comes to mind:   “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out…