This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.”
Behold Magi from the East came to Jerusalem saying: “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East and have come to worship him.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way . . .
“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David and son of Abraham.
On the virtues of Courage and Endurance, and life upon death.
On the distractions and efficacy of prayer and the creeping worldliness of middle-age.
The issue of a “Christianity AND . . . ” and the difference between Love and mere Unselfishness
the line between attraction, affection, and the multiple uses of the word “love” is impossible to sort out. The goal of the demons is to take this situation and mold it and use it to draw us away from God. Instead of sexual attraction being the building block of a deeper…
The Gluttony of Excess is easy to spot, the Gluttony of Delicacy is less easy to spot. We all want what we want, and we usually cannot see when we have crossed that line. Like most sins, this is much easier to see in others.
This week, we are reading through and discussing letters 13-16 of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. Letter 15 – The Present: In this letter, Screwtape instructs his nephew on the differences between the past, the present, the future, and the eternal. According to Screwtape, it is only in the Present where…