Monthly Archives: August 2018

Practicing the Better: Anna

​Anna the prophetess was also in the temple when Mary and Joseph presented Jesus to the Lord.  She joined Simeon in praising God for Jesus (Luke 2:36-38).  Luke’s reference to Anna is brief, but it is enough to know she … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Simeon

​Simeon was surely a transmitter of light, life, and love. His incarnation of these qualities is seen in Luke’s description of him as “righteous and devout”–that is, a man of character who showed it in the way he loved God … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: The Shepherds

​In the line of those connecting the light, life, and love of the first covenant to the second, we must not forget the shepherds. They were the recipients of light–marvelous light–the glory of the Lord (Luke 2:9).  Their experience enlivened … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Zechariah

​Just as Joseph was an integral person in the story of light, life, and love–so too was Zechariah.  The parallels between the character of the two men is noticeable. They both practiced the better incarnationally. Zechariah adds additional instruction to … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Elizabeth

​On our way from the first covenant to the second, Elizabeth is another person who reveals the practice of the better  As Mary’s cousin and beloved friend, she incarnated life, light and love herself and was part of God’s work … Continue reading

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