Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Holy Gospel: October 31, 2010 (Year C)

Reading:  Luke 19:1-10 Meditation:  “A Transforming Presence” We devise elaborate evangelistic programs and execute complicated evangelistic campaigns.  But all Jesus had to do was to walk into a person’s home.  His presence was enough to transform lives. Luke does not … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 24, 2010 (Year C)

Due to unavailability of internet where we were staying in Japan, there was no post for “The Holy Gospel” for this day.

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Site Updates: “Time Out!”

Oboedire will be offline (mostly) until Monday, November 1st. I’ve posted “Ponderings” a bit early, and also this week’s “Holy Gospel”—both below.  But that will be it for a while. Jeannie and I are traveling in Japan from October 14-27.  I’m … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 17,2010 (Year C)

(This blog is posted early this week due to travel constraints) Reading:  Luke 18:1-8 Meditation:  “Satan’s Big Victory” Jesus does not directly refer to Satan in this week’s lesson, but the word “lose heart” has the devil lurking in the … Continue reading

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Ponderings: No “New Testament Church”

A person was talking with me about the problems he was seeing in the church, and as he did so, he said, “Sometimes I wish we could just get back to the New Testament Church.”  It’s interesting how we think … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: Flow

The power for ministry flows from the interior to the exterior—from “self” to “flock.”  When we reverse that flow, we experience soul-drain.  We become depleted rather than energized, fatigued rather than motivated.  We can tolerate this for the short-run, but not … Continue reading

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Gleanings: A Lived Faith

Pope Gregory the Great (who served from 590-604 a.d.) wrote, “Whosoever would understand what he hears must hasten to put into practice what he has heard.” This is an historic way to express what has come to be knows as “sapiential theology.”  If … Continue reading

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