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Wise Investments - A Reflection on Matthew 6:19-23 There are many temptations that we face as we journey through life, but two of the greatest among these are a desire to be noticed by others, and a desire for worldly…
Our Father! Really? - A Reflection on Matthew 6:7-15  This is the only prayer (that we know of) that Jesus taught his apostles. Consequently, it is very precious, and one that calls for much meditation and contemplation. One immediate thing…
Look At Me! - A Reflection on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18  I know that we have heard this passage so often, especially during Lent, that we believe we understand what Jesus is trying to say here: not to put on public…
Love and Hate - A Reflection on Matthew 5:43-48  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,…
 A Reflection on Matthew 5:38-42 When Jesus was quoting that part about exacting “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,” he was actually quoting Scripture, and the phrase (or something similar) can be found in Exodus,…
Corruption - A reflection on John 16:12-15 It is time for Jesus to go to heaven. The disciples are a worried, confused, fearful lot, but Jesus tells them that it is good that he goes, because then he would send…
I (Don’t ) Swear! - A Reflection on Matthew 5:33-37  Here is a verse that is often misunderstood because we take it literally. When Jesus says, “Do not swear at all,” we take it to mean we shouldn’t take any…
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