Wednesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 9

Wednesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 9

I see that you are very religious . . . I even discovered an altar . . . “to an unknown god.” (Acts 17: 22-23) A few days before Christmas, I received a book entitled Knowing the Unknowable God, written by a student in my first class of six-year-olds, which I taught...
Tuesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 8

Tuesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 8

It is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. (John 16: 7) Can you believe Paul and Silas stayed in prison? Really, if an earthquake broke my chains and swung the cell door open, I would interpret it as a sign from God and make...
Monday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 7

Monday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 7

“. . . I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.” (John 15: 26) The word that John uses for the Spirit is Paraclete, meaning the one who is called alongside. The Spirit of God stands alongside us to give...
Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 6

Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 6

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15: 13) Last August, when I was visiting my mom in Houston, I was touched by the sacrificial love of a Texas mother during the flooding following Hurricane Harvey. On August 29, Colette...
Saturday, Fifth Week of Easter: May 5

Saturday, Fifth Week of Easter: May 5

“You are not of the world . . .” (John 15: 19) One of the things that confuses many Christians is the attitude of non-Christians toward them. Most of us think that since we go to the world with the greatest and most important message in all of history that the world...