Come and Delight Your Soul in Abundance

Come here, you hungry souls, you who have been to Moses and from him obtained nothing but the stony law! Come and eat the bread of heaven! Come, poor sinner, you who have been to the pleasures of sin and found nothing there but the husks that the swine eat. Come to Jesus, and He will fill you to the full with a divine meat!

The Christian Mind

There is no longer a Christian mind. There is still, of course, a Christian ethic, a Christian practice, and a Christian spirituality. As a moral being, the modern Christian subscribes to a code other than that of the non-Christian. As a member of the church, he understands obligations and observations ignored by the non-Christian. As a spiritual being, in prayer and meditation, he strives to cultivate a dimension of life unexplored by the non-Christian. But as a thinking being, the modern Christian has succumbed to secularization. He accepts religion - its morality, its worship, its spiritual culture; but he rejects the religious view of life, the view which sets all earthly issues within the context of the….

Who Is Like The Lord Our God?

The other gods were strong; but Thou wast weak;
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds, but Thou alone.

                                                              Edward Shillito,  "Jesus Of The Scars"


Polycarp's Prayer

Yesterday in the third week of our class on Revelation we studied the letter to Smyrna in chapter two. Polycarp, the Bishop of Smyrna lived during the second century and suffered persecution and death at the hands of the Romans. Considering that Polycarp may have been present for the initial reading of Revelation to Smyrna and how it contains warning of the coming persecution, this was an excellent time to look at Polycarp's prayer before his martyrdom.