Monthly Archives: October 2014

Your ministry of mercy

Christian teachings are not the possessions of Christians alone. They are universal, unfailing laws of life, like gravity is a law of nature, and they are expressed in many ways. We follow them to blessing and abundant life; we turn away from them to hardship and disaster. For example, take a common expression I’m sure […]

Why you need to stay hungry

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, Jesus said. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for what? Most people today, when asked what they hunger and thirst for, probably would not say “righteousness.” My hunch is, if I ask you what you’re living for, you might list several things, but righteousness would […]

The strength of gentleness

The meek may inherit the earth, Garrison Keillor noted, “but so far all we’ve gotten is Minnesota and North Dakota.” In New York City, someone else observed, “the meek don’t inherit the earth. The big mouth does” – the big mouth and the deep pockets. That’s the way the world works. Since 1980, as overall […]