Are you judging?

November 6th, 2014

readbible[1]many tell others not to judge. Often what they mean is “leave me alone” or, “leave him/her alone.” Sometimes people use it as a reason to not speak, after all, “who am I to judge.” For too many it is an excuse. What they really mean is that “I am so glad I don’t have to say anything.” It is also used in political and social contexts to intimidate people.

Is that what Christ meant when he said not to judge?

I subscribe to a lot of different email lists that I find can be a positive influence in my life. Most of them are faith-based and some are health-based. One of the lists I subscribe to is by a health and fitness guy who is also a Christian, Shaun Hadsall. I read one this morning […]

Freeloader

September 17th, 2014

“So one of my colleagues is a single woman,” I said over lunch to my friend, “in her sixties I think.  She was telling us that she didn’t contribute to the population problem and shouldn’t have to support those that did.  By taxes, I’d suppose, or maybe by accommodations businesses make for families.” “Shortsighted,” he […]

I wrote last week about my spiritual “rut” I was finding myself in. I committed to re-commit but was still feeling that emptiness inside of me. I went to confession on Saturday and the attending priest brought up a great point. In those times of emptiness and unfulfilled feelings, you have to realize that you […]

Do you ever feel like your faith life is a roller coaster? I have experienced spiritual highs and lows. So what brought me back? Today’s reading.
Jeremiah 31: “I will make a new covenant…”
Psalm 51: “Create a clean heart in me, O God”
Matthew 16: “Who do you say that I am?”

We’re coming back from a long holiday weekend. That usually means a sluggish start to the work week. Too much food, drink, fun, etc. Long interruptions in my daily routine can often lead to a series of slip-ups that very easily turn into a landslide. I doubt I am alone on this one. So how do we stop it?

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