A friend of mine once told me that the only way around despair was to go through it. At the time, those words were a bitter pill for me to swallow. I am forever grateful to that friend, as he helped me go through one of the more difficult times of my life. Looking back now, I realized that it was often through the love and care of the larger saint community that enabled me to navigate through the road to hope.
What a curious, curious story.We come to what is probably the most famous passage in all Christendom.Turn your TV onto any sporting event and you will likely see a sign being waved with the words John 3:16.For some, reading this verse may have been the tipping point that changed their lives into being a disciple of Jesus.Ironically, the one person whom Jesus directed this famous verse to disappears into the backdrop of the narrative withou...
Today marks the beginning of Lent and it will continue for the next 46
days until Saturday, the 23rd of April.In Western Christianity Lent begins on Ash
Wednesday (March 9th) and concludes on Holy Saturday.The six Sundays in Lent are not counted among
the forty days of Lent because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter”, a
celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin and death.Unfortunately, Lent has some baggage
associated with it.I thin...