Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pilate – Luke 23:13-25

Luke 23: 13- 25 There is no doubt in my mind that when Pilate washed his hands of any responsibility for Jesus death, he thought that was the end of it. He knew that it was a miscarriage of Roman … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul – John 21:15-19 [Daily Devotional]

John 21:15-19 This is the day set aside by the Church to remember Saint Peter and Saint Paul. They each have separate feast days. January 18th is set aside to commemorate the “Confession of St. Peter; and on January 29th … Continue reading

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Catastrophe – Luke 22:52-62 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 22:52-62 Our text today is the sad and familiar story of Peter’s denial of Jesus. Following Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, the scene shifts to the house of the high priest. Here members of the Sanhedrin began … Continue reading

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Working in the Vineyard – Matthew 21:23-32 [Daily Devotional]

Matt. 21:23-32 We live in a world where people’s words and actions are not always synchronized. They say one thing, but their actions do not back up their words. In 1988 at the Republican National Convention, George H.W. Bush made … Continue reading

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What A Friend – Luke 22:39-51 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 22:39-51 Jesus’ entire ministry is driving toward its inevitable conclusion, and he is only hours away from the horrific apex of his life, the cross. During this most agonizing moment, he takes his closest friends with him to one … Continue reading

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Nativity of John the Baptist – John 3:22-30 [Daily Devotional]

John 3:22-30 As events are told in the Gospel of Luke, John the Baptist was six months older than Jesus. This is based on the visitation of the angel Gabriel to Mary in Nazareth, which Luke dates as being in … Continue reading

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As One Who Serves – Luke 22:24-30 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 22:24-30 No one truly likes a braggart, as the stories of their own greatness are hard to listen to on a steady basis. We in the Christian community, who have been taught to be humble, find it rather strange … Continue reading

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The Great Thanksgiving – Luke 22:14-23 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 22:14-23 Part of our text today is among the oldest Christian language recorded. The words that Jesus spoke when he instituted Holy Communion are among the first things that were memorized by Christian leaders. It was being used in … Continue reading

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Betrayal – Luke 21:37-22:13 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 21:37-22:13 Although not by name, Judas Iscariot is remembered in almost every Eucharistic (Mass, Lord’s Supper, Communion) celebration throughout the church. The minister or priest begins the “words of institution” by saying, “In the night in which he was … Continue reading

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Unexpected – Luke 21:29-36

 Luke 21:29-36 No one likes to have things happen unexpectedly. It generally makes us feel foolish, especially when we look back at the signs that we should have caught. Even if we are caught unawares by something good such as … Continue reading

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