LIVING LIKE A WRECKING BALL

DAY 70 Today's text is the parable of prodigal son and reading it, every verse throws something at you: why were there two sons? Why was younger bold enough to demand his inheritance? Why didn't the older one say anything? The questions go on. However, I paused to reflect on the verse following his father's... Continue Reading →

THEREFORE, CHOOSE LIFE

DAY 54 Deuteronomy¬† 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: The future you desire is not a gift! When I heard that those words this afternoon, it... Continue Reading →

THE CLASS OF TESTING

DAY 52 Sirach 2:1 My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for testing To come forward means to advance on one's own volition. It denotes a choice, unenforced but made as a result of a personal deduction. Therefore, to come to God, thinking that you will not be tested is... Continue Reading →

BE INTENTIONALLY JOYFUL

342/365 Today is Gaudete - rejoicing Sunday when translated. One of the hardest things however to do is remaining joyful. There appears to be too many things not going right in and with our lives to warrant any celebration. Yet, we are to be joyful, not happy. For while happiness is always situation dependent, joy... Continue Reading →

LOVE HAS NO EXPECTATIONS

303/365 Luke 14:12-13 When you give a dinner or a banquet, don't invite your friends and family and relatives and rich neighbors. If you do, they will invite you in return, and you will be paid back. When you give a feast, invite the poor, the paralyzed, the lame, and the blind When we take... Continue Reading →

STAND BY YOUR CHOICE

292/365 Jesus was rather blunt in his remarks "Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division "(Luke 12:51). That is an interesting statement coming from the Prince of Peace. Regardless, he does not backtrack nor withdraw His words. For us who read His words in this age,... Continue Reading →

A BLANK CANVAS

284/365 You can pretend to fight for a specific flag and follow set standards. You could profess your allegiance to a course of action. Yet, one thing can be expected, your pretense has an expiry date. You can almost be certain that 'the curtains will come down' on it because while you might intentionally sell... Continue Reading →

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