The Transfiguration of Jesus

Mark 9:2-10 The Occasion of this marvellous manifestation of Jesus as Son of God is the Feast of the Booth/Tents It was an important Feast in the Jewish Calendar Everyone gathered in Jerusalem and made small tents and lived in them. This was their way of joining with the experience of their forefathers Who in […]

Love Like Your Heavenly Father

Matthew 5:43-48   Lets look at some logic When do we have enemies? When we consider some to be opposing us or against us Or when we don’t like or are against someone. Imagine yourself to be the King of the World With the best soldiers and guards Would you even give a thought to […]

Concerning Anger

Matthew 5:20-26   Anger is all about losing Control And one thing leading to another without being aware of the consequences. Anger is meant to make us aware of our feelings and situations when things around us are wrong and the need to correct them But we cannot react from being angry Remember thought […]

In Prayer Ask, Search, Knock

Matthew 7:7-12 God is Father And provides us like a Father Are we even remotely qualified to ask? Do we understand the scope, depth and the results of our asking? We ask only with the miniscule scope of what we want, why we want and when we want. So if we ask, and it is […]

The Sign of Jonah

Luke 11:29-32   The corrupted influence of the Pharisees is yet again on display They have heard of Jesus’ Signs and Miracles Seen some for themselves Have heard his teachings And found no fault in them His teachings heighten the meaning of holiness He demands everyone to have a close and personal relationship with God […]

Jesus Introduces God as ‘Our Father’

Matthew 6:7-15   What is our image of God Someone standing with a cane to thrash us Someone who is showing us an accusing finger, at all times Someone who says, my way or the highway Or someone who loves us, because we are his He may not like some of the things we do […]

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ – Son of God

To Read Click Matthew 16:13-19     Indeed Jesus is Christ Peter has not understood everything Yet he has received grace to recognise Jesus Recognise Jesus as the Christ Peter has invested everything in Jesus He will go on and deny Jesus in a few days But that is not God sees and decides whom […]

Jesus’ Temptations and Ministry

To Read Click Mark 1:12-15 There are many things that the Gospel Evangelists have not stressed. One of these things is the human struggles that Jesus went. Especially with evil. This evil was constantly there, challenging him everyday. Yet his recourse was to call out to God for help, to live his life on earth, […]

Jesus Calls Levi

To Read Click Luke5:27-32     Remember the story of the woman who pours a jar full of Perfume on Jesus This is a mirror of the story All Tax Collectors were considered as traitors to Judaism and treated as sinners because of their scrupulous and unethical ways to do their business. Here Jesus calls […]

The Question about Fasting

To Read Click Matthew 9:14-15     Mark here is trying to teach us a reality The disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees fasted in anticipation of the Messiah We fast in our desire for God’s Kingdom to be fully realised in the world But the disciples of John the Baptist missed a […]