The Leaven of the Pharisees

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jesus told his disciples to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees and scribes. By that he meant things that were geared toward leading people into sin.

Driving through Jacksonville, we see many establishments. The bars, the cosmetic shops, the gentleman clubs all tend to lead us toward sinfulness.

The animals we live with and the presence of Jesus/

Tuesday, 2/12/19

The first reading outlines the legitimate uses we may make of the animals of our world.

The Gospel makes us envious of the Apostles and the people pd Gennesserate who were enjoying the presence of Jesus.  

Our first reading outlines the use we may make of anmals..

Tuesday, 2/12/19

While our first reading outlines the uses we may legitimately make of the animals we live with.
the Gospel makes us envious of the Apostles and the people of Gennesserate  as they enjoyed
the present of Jesus.

The Bible’s own account of Creation

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Bible account of creation is not correct. It stems mistaken ideas that came from the creation accounts 1200 years before Christ. That account known as the enuma Elishe (when on high) mistakenly saw the sky as a hard dome, and it saw rain as seeping through that dome from an ocean above the dome.

The way parents feel they have a right to give name to their children, so the Bible had God giving a name to the sky and the ocean.

Chapter 13 of the Letter to the Hebrews

Friday, February 8, 2019

The first twelve chapters of the Letter to the Hebrews developed similar thoughts. The thirteenth chapter develops three unrelated lessons.

First, we should keep in mind the deprivations of those in prison. Secondly, we should honor the marriage bed. Thirdly, we should remember and pray for our teachers.

Our teachers brought us to understand the faith, among many things.

Jesus told his disciples to mix with people,

When Jesus told his disciples to bring meither food nor money for going out among people he was not telling them to practice poverty, rather he was telling them to appreciate the hospitality of people.

I aw the value of that in my fist years in Korea when the kindest thing I could do for people was to appreciate their poor cuisine.
The first reading said that at the time administer discipline is our cause for sorrows but after worth it become joy.

As pass classroom teacher we appreciate the efforts maid by parents for given their children the habits of applying their minds to assigned tasks. They blame them for a lot of children to just play arround.
Monday, 2-3-19

Chapters 10 and 11  of Hebres is a litany of all the saints of the Old Testament. For each of them the accounts the way that their faith has fortified them  with a faith that allowed them to overcome trials.

Chapter Twelve goes on  give tribute to what Christ's faith has equipped hi mto overcome evil. It goes on that to tree  us to imitate him by developing self discipline. It is well for us to memorize the opening verses of this chapter, reciting it as a prayer.