Category Archives: 6Easter

Now with 20% Less Mercy

John J McNeill – in need of a corrective. ✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday in the 6th Week of Easter: Acts 18:23-28 John 16:23b-28 Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way … Continue reading

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Paul gets all up in the Pagan Air

No, no! That’s the wrong Damon… +J+M+J+ The Readings for Wednesday in the 6th week of Easter (C1) Acts 16:15, 22-18:1 John 16:12-15 I see that in every respect you are very religious… Paul’s word for “religious” is δεισιδαιμονεστέρους deisidaimonesteros. … Continue reading

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Authoritay

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Tuesday in the 6th week of Easter (C1) Acts 16:22-34 John 16:5-11 (Who proceeds from the Father…) I will send him to you. I’m not going to defend the Filioque clause with this essay except by … Continue reading

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Neither fish nor fowl.

The Heavenly Banquet? +J+M+J+ The Readings for 6th Sunday of Easter (C1) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14:23-29 The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and … Continue reading

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Filling All Things with Light

✙ JMJ The Readings for Solemnity of the Ascension (B2) Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 4:1-13 Mark 16:15-20 Propter quod dicit : Ascendens in altum, captivam duxit captivitatem : dedit dona hominibus. Quod autem ascendit, quid est, nisi quia et descendit primum … Continue reading

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Paul on the Hill of Athens

Today’s Readings: Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 John 16:12-15 {The Spirit} will guide you to all truth. John 16:13What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you. Acts 16:23 I love that these two readings are a set, coming as we ramp … Continue reading

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Serve’n’Wash’n’Serve

Today’s Readings: Acts 16:22-34 John 16:5-11 He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized at once. He brought them up into his house and provided a … Continue reading

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Wash’n’Serve

Today’s readings: Acts 16:11-15 John 15:26-16:4A After Lydia and her household had been baptized, she offered us an invitation, “If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home.”  Acts 16:15a What’s the first thing … Continue reading

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Sanctify in Y’all’s Hearts.

Today’s Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-1 1 Peter 3:15-18 John 14:15-21 Dominum autem Christum sanctificate in cordibus vestris, parati semper ad satisfactionem omni poscenti vos rationem de ea, quæ in vobis est, spe. Sed cum modestia, et timore, conscientiam habentes bonam.Sanctify … Continue reading

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