Becoming right before God begins with our honest self-appraisal, our humility, and our simple heartfelt appeal for God’s mercy. To be right with God, we must do as Abraham and Sarah did: remain comfortably dependent upon God with unconditional faith; we must never depend upon ourselves and our own worthiness. Our faith and confidence must […]
Archives for November 2016
For some gifts we should ever be thankful. Gifts such as life itself, love and above all, God; gifts showered upon us in sheer grace; gifts we never have to pay for, as if we ever could. Truly, in the beginning is the gift. As the intention within the heart of God, the gift comes […]
The forgiveness of God which Christ brought is offered absolutely free. Yet there is a condition set forth by the Forgiver. In order to actually receive, to make operative in our soul and life God’s forgiveness, we have to be willing to forgive others. Though God is far more willing to forgive than we are […]
You are my end, my destiny. Yet You are also my only means to that end. As You have said: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” You are the narrow door Through which I must pass to attain What can only be sensed […]
God calls us to do justly and love mercy and walk humbly with God. How we are to do that is poignantly portrayed in Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). This vivid parable is second in importance only to the Parable of the Prodigal Son in the hearts of Christians across the centuries.