“Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:4 If you haven’t heard it, recently – or if you’ve never heard it before – here it is: There is no need to make a name for yourself. In fact, we should seek to live simply – and even, dare … Continue reading “Salt and Light: Matthew 6 | The Secret Place of Thunder
Month: March 2023
“Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Perfect? I Don’t Know…
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” Matthew 5:41 In the time of the New Testament, Roman soldiers and government officials could force citizens of occupied territories to carry their equipment. When Jesus says, “go with them two miles”, He uses Roman language – a Roman measurement – to … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Perfect? I Don’t Know…
“Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Anger and Lust and Divorce, Oh My!
‘You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, “You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment”, but I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Anger and Lust and Divorce, Oh My!
“Salt and Light”: Matthew 4 | Forty Days, Starting Today
"After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry." Matthew 4:2 If you begin today, you can start 40 days of something and end on Easter Sunday. You could take up a new hobby. You could try several dishes in a new cuisine (yes, I love and think about food a lot...). You could … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 4 | Forty Days, Starting Today