Subject to authority

Today's Gospel reading is from the book of Matthew, Chapter 8. I am focusing specifically on the story that appear within verses 5-13. When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure … Continue reading Subject to authority

On Loving My Enemies: I just can’t do it

The readings from the Church's lectionary for the past two days were from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. They both deal with loving our enemies and a "peaceful resistance," even generosity, toward those who do evil toward us.  Now, these two groups are not always the same. Sometimes we have "enemies" who have not done … Continue reading On Loving My Enemies: I just can’t do it