Tag Archive: mercy

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

The scandalous mercy of God

Raising ten children meant my parents had to be intentional about seeking a balance between meeting the individual needs of each of us kids without appearing to favor any. I’m sure the scales… Continue reading

# 4 God’s love – a case from reason

It’s true. What the world needs now, and has always needed, is love. We need to treat others with love but we also need to know that we are loved, truly and unconditionally.… Continue reading

#7 Sin, suffering, and salvation

Why would anyone want to read a post about sin? Number seven here of my top ten posts likely got some traction because I previously began it referencing Donald Trump in this context.… Continue reading

Bread or body, wine or blood?

Why should Joe Biden’s and Nancy Pelosi’s support for abortion rights disqualify them from receiving communion in the Roman Catholic Church? The U.S. bishop’s conference is working on a document to ostensibly answer… Continue reading

Like the rest of mankind

Us versus them. We’re right; you’re wrong. They’re bad; we’re good. We’re all about reason; you’re mentally insane. There are a lot of lines being drawn these days, lines meant to distinguish the… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Forgiveness

You’ve heard the stories. A young person is murdered and, incredibly, the parents declare that they forgive their child’s killer. In some cases, like this one here, they even go out of their… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Peace

If I were to ask you to say the first thing that comes to mind when I say “peace,” it’s unlikely you would respond with “Jerusalem.” Unless it was Opposite Day. The Middle… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

Donald Trump is a sorry sinner. Sorry as in, pretty pathetic, though one can hope that he’s sorry as in, I really shouldn’t have done that. Either way, there are a lot of… Continue reading

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

I wanna’ be like you hoo hoo

  Every once in a great while…well, perhaps a little more often than that. Like, oh, I don’t know, about every day…I seize an opportunity to lift myself to a higher place of… Continue reading

The scandalous mercy of God

Raising ten children meant my parents had to be intentional about seeking a balance between meeting the individual needs of each of us kids without appearing to favor any. I’m sure the scales… Continue reading

God’s love – a case from reason

“God so loved the world…” Other than perhaps Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge…,” a favorite of non-believers, John 3:16 has to be the best known New Testament verse and it begins with a… Continue reading