In his gospel Mark tells of one of the instances which show the first disciples of Jesus subject to very human failings.  (Mark 9: 33-37)  The passage reveals the disciples Continue Reading →

Be Perfect

Sometimes Jesus seems to make impossible demands of his disciples.  A prime example is found in Matthew’s gospel” (5: 48) “Be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect.” One Continue Reading →


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Walking on Water

The image of Jesus walking on water has always been popular.  That image has even given rise to a metaphor used to describe a person of great power or talent.  Continue Reading →


Two significant incidents occurred as Jesus passed through Jericho on his last journey to Jerusalem.  The first is the cure of a blind man.  (Luke 18: 35-43)  The second is Continue Reading →


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Jesus often taught by means of parables, simple stories that illustrate a point. An instance of that is a passage in Luke’s gospel (12:  13-21).  After warning against “avarice of Continue Reading →

The Eye of the Needle

The words of Jesus in the gospels can be seen as roughly falling into one of two categories.  One category includes words of consolation.  The other includes words of challenge/warning.  Continue Reading →

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