God’s Work

What does God promise you?

The Church beautifully offers daily readings, if you read the daily readings, over 3 years you read the entire Bible. In today’s readings, Saul’s faithfulness is rewarded not with profit, prosperous success, health, wealth, and security; no, today we read about the end of his life.

The promise of profit, prosperous, success, health, wealth, and security isn’t what Saul receives in the end. Being chosen, having God’s promise of life, belongs entirely to God. It is not for your benefit that he gave you life, it is for others; being chosen is giving yourself to others.

An Unworldly Reality

Imagine giving yourself to others. What would this mean in marriages, in families, in the workplace, in school, in the public square, and even in the world?  Imagine the compassionate Face-of-God bringing comfort not conflict. How beautiful if that was the reality instead of what the world offers us, our marriages, families, workplaces, etc. Do you like what the world offers you?  What if others gave themselves this same way in marriage, family, work, and in our communities?

Food For Thought

Reading for January 20th, 2018: 2nd Samuel 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

“Is there a promise of profit and security for believers? The readings today are not consistent with that theology.” I cued the clip to start at this point in the short video. Watch it to hear it more clearly.

What’s In It For Me?

So, what should we look for as believers who trust our lives to Jesus?  To start, the WIFM is grace, peace, and joy. But, these aren’t what the world can give you. Watch the video, it starts where he explains this.

Bishop Barron’s comments on the same readings are great, they point to the world

May God’s Grace, and his Peace, and his Joy be with you today and always.

Don

 

 

Three Stories of Jesus’ Birth

Merry Christmas! Jesus’ birth more than 2,000 years ago is both divine and historical.  So many faith traditions point to this, a special day. Let his grace and peace reign in your heart, at home, at work, and in public.  Go spread the joy.

MATTHEW 1:18

The Birth of Jesus. *18 Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, * but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, * yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Continue reading “Three Stories of Jesus’ Birth”

Be Connected and Grateful To God

Sunday seems to be a good day to reflect and be at peace. Something that is harder to do now in our connected world. So, why not, for a moment, stop and think about all the good that has come to you.

Me, well, I am grateful to God, he has been exceedingly good to me, my wife Linda, my 3 boys, family, and friends. We are safe, healthy and well fed, we have generously given our time, talent and treasure to help others and tried to follow him every day.

Sunday’s were joyful and peaceful

Sunday’s, when I was young, were spent with my family, Grandparents, and cousins. There was no agenda, no internet, no cell phones, no fast food, no shopping, no texts, no interruptions. The surroundings were peaceful themselves; most stores were closed, traffic was lite. It was around the world a day of rest. Yes, Sunday was a day to meander through, to enjoy, to pray, be grateful and play. We were connected but not to “stuff” but something bigger. God was present, and so was his grace, peace, and joy. I was a happy youth surrounded by family and friends. Continue reading “Be Connected and Grateful To God”

New App in Beta

See what you think.

This is a new app in BETA, its free and its goal is to give you peace and joy.

Joy and peace are fruits of the Holy Spirit and you get there by letting go of all the things that could be bothering you.

Give it a try.

http://snappy.appypie.com/html5/godslove