Series: Lent 2023

3-26-23 Judica

March 26, 2023
The last two weeks of Lent are called Passiontide, which means suffering-time. This little two-week season begins today. From now until Good Friday our meditation on the Word of God is largely a meditation on the sufferings of Christ. In the Gospel reading for today we heard Jesus suffering slander. We picked up partway through John 8. You might wonder, “What did Jesus say that got the people so upset?” He had told them, “If…

3-19-23 Laetare

March 19, 2023
The feeding of the five thousand is Jesus’ great miracle. It is the one recorded in all four gospels. It is the one witnessed by the most people. We call it the feeding of the five thousand, but that was just the men, including women and children the number was tens of thousands, especially if families like mine were there. It is also the miracle that is most obviously a sign, most obviously meant to…

3-12-23 Oculi

March 12, 2023
The proverb says, “Where there are no oxen, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox." I’ve applied this to my house lately, “Where there are no children, the house is clean, but much increase comes from the presence of children.” It’s true, the more activity going on, the more messes you’re going to have. It’s just the way it is, things don’t get done without making messes. Ask…

3-5-23 Reminiscere

March 5, 2023
The mother knows her daughter has a demon. It doesn’t matter what exactly the demon is doing to the poor girl – we’re not told that – what matters is that it’s a demon doing it. So the woman doesn’t run to a doctor or a shrink or a pill. She needs Jesus, needs divine help, because her daughter is oppressed by hell. This is a view of the world that our time needs to…

2-26-23 Invocabit

February 26, 2023
Today we behold our Hero. Satan is too much for us. On earth is not his equal, and with might of ours can naught be done. We would have been forever swept along by temptation and sin, unable to resist, swept right into hell, had not the Son of God appeared in the flesh to destroy the works of the devil. Now victory is ours! Christ has entered the lists and fought and won. The…
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