Practicing Piety

Practicing Piety

Jesus chastised the scribes and Pharisees for practicing piety, falsely. “You are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you...
Afternoon Phone Call

Afternoon Phone Call

A phone call from our youngest son in the middle of the afternoon was my first clue that something in his life was amiss. His words “Mom, are you doing anything important?” was my second clue. A pit formed in my stomach, as questions swirled in my brain. Why was our...
Self Denial

Self Denial

Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.” According to Mark, Jesus spoke these words to the disciples during their walk to Jerusalem. The baptism to...