The Judas’ Kiss

"Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss."    Matthew 26:49 Kiss--  verb (used with object)  1. to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound, in an expression of affection, love, greeting, reverence, etc.:  He kissed … Continue reading The Judas’ Kiss

Straining at Your Oars

"He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them." Mark 6:48 It is good for us to know that Jesus sees our labor and effort.  He perceives all that concerns us, and he knows the issues that matter most.  Attentive and keenly aware he comes.  It is quite common for … Continue reading Straining at Your Oars

Blisters & Porcupines: How We Learn to Love

"Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new." 2 Cor. 5:17, CEV "I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord." Philippians 4:2 I learned about blisters learning to ride a horse.  Starting out I envisioned John Wayne, and every 'cowboy' movie … Continue reading Blisters & Porcupines: How We Learn to Love