Category Archives: Practicing the Better

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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Practicing the Better: Joseph

​Light, life, and love were incarnate in Joseph just as they were in Mary.  The phrase that reveals it is Matthew’s description of him as a righteous man (1:19).  Inwardly and outwardly, he was a man of integrity.  Our practice … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Mary

​When I think of Mary, I see light, life, and love combined in her.  Gabriel’s description of her as “favored one” (Luke 1:28) uses the Greek word for grace.  She is a “graced one”–from which the Church declares, “Hail Mary, … Continue reading

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Practicing tbe Better: The Genalogies

​[Foreword–The posts for the New Testament will explore the themes of light, life, and love.  We will do this by looking at the Genealogies, Mary, Joseph, Zecharaiah,  the Magi, John the Baptist, Jesus, the early Christians (Acts), Paul, Peter, James, … Continue reading

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Prscticing the Better: The Very Good Gospel

​Lisa Sharon Harper’s book, ‘The Very Good Gospel’ provides the bridge for extending our look at practicing the better from the Old Testament into the New Testament. [1]  Her choice to use the phrase ‘very good’ is indicative of her … Continue reading

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