Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day Thoughts

I and my family just spent the better part of the day today attending a Memorial Day Tribute and touring the George H.W. Bush Gallery at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. There were the presentations … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#4)

Beatitude #4- “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (from Matthew 5:6) A hunger and thirst for righteousness is the antecedent to obtaining it. When we hunger and thirst physically we have a … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (# 3)

Beatitude #3- “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth” (from Matthew 5:5) The humble, the meek, the gentle shall inherit the earth. Though it is the proud and strong and rich that rule the earth now, when … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (# 2)

Beatitude #2- “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (from Matthew 5:4) This is perhaps the most “upside-down” of the beatitudes; to be “happy” when you are mourning?! The reason for blessedness in mourning is found in … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#1)

Before we begin, please read Matthew 5: 1-12 and also Luke 6: 20-23. In The Beatitudes, Jesus reveals the “topsy-turvy” values and logic of the Kingdom of God which are so evidently contrary to the ways of the world. Jesus … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This past month, on April 9th, many people around the world, Christians and non-Christians alike, remembered the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer which came at the hands of the Nazis 66 years ago in Buchenwald prison, just 23 days before Germany … Continue reading

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