What Are the Treasures of the Church?

An Archbishop was given an ultimatum by the Huns who surrounded his cathedral. “You have 24 hours to bring your wealth to these steps”, the war-leader declared. The next morning the Archbishop came out leading the poor, the blind, the lame, and the lunatics. “Where is your treasure? Why have you brought out these, people?” The ArchbishopContinue reading “What Are the Treasures of the Church?”

Good Hygiene

  ”Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,” Isaiah 1:16, ESV  ”Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.”Continue reading “Good Hygiene”

The Real Treasures, [Weaknesses]

As Christians often our theology tells us that mental illness, depression, and bipolar disorder have no place in the believer’s life.  So we hide, sneaking into our sessions with our therapists, and change the subject to minimize our exposure to direct questions. We have had to hide our issues really well.  But I would submitContinue reading “The Real Treasures, [Weaknesses]”

The Awful Pain of Job

“Oh, why give light to those in misery,     and life to those who are bitter? 21 They long for death, and it won’t come.     They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure. 22 They’re filled with joy when they finally die,     and rejoice when they find the grave. 23 Why is life given to those withContinue reading “The Awful Pain of Job”