Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful

Apr 12, 2021

Blessed are the merciful, those who offer mercy and compassion, who take pity on, who are kind, charming, generous and gracious to others,[1] ultimately, forgiving them. Those who seek to understand another and why they are where they are in life. Those who help and sustain those in trouble. In other words, those who take […]

Mercy and Compassion

Jan 09, 2021

I have just completed the editorial changes to my book that will be published sometime this summer, Called to Help the Poor and Needy. The book focuses on the 2,000+ Bible verses that command us to help the poor or needy person, the sick, the prisoner, the foreigner or stranger, the neighbor, basically anyone who […]

Blessed are the merciful…

Jun 18, 2018

  “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.” The Greek word used most often in the New Testament for mercy is eleos. It means mercy, pity, the moral quality of feeling compassion and especially of showing kindness toward someone in need. This can refer to a human kindness and to God’s kindness […]

“Adoption is God’s Heart”

Mar 19, 2018

When Jesus talks about serving food and drink/helping/visiting the poor, the sick and the prisoner, he is not just talking about a charitable act. It’s not just about the food or drink that we serve, it’s not just about the visit, it’s more about adopting this person and that one into our family, into the […]

Love One Another

Mar 05, 2018

So much of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount was about creating a whole community of God, the kingdom of God. In The Beatitudes, Jesus blesses the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek(or unimportant), those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the peacemakers and even those who are persecuted.[Matthew 5:3-10] He goes […]

Gossip and the Spiritual Life

Mar 06, 2017

I have a strict definition of gossip that has come to me over the years: any time I am telling someone else’s story, I am gossiping. I am using another person’s story for my own purposes. Instead what I, what we should be doing is telling our own tales, being honest about who we are. […]

Perfect and Merciful

Sep 05, 2016

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, honor those who mistreat you.” That quote is from Luke 6. Matthew 5 puts it this way: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” And he goes […]

Rethinking Christianity

Apr 21, 2014

As we in the Christian church regroup in an era where the church has lost much of its authority in our country, I think we need to look deeply within for why we have turned so many people off in the last forty years. From the scandals of the Catholic priests to the Protestant politicians […]