Today at our church, the pastor told the famous allegory of "The Council of the Devils in Hell" as part of his sermon. The allegory can be worded in any number of ways to either stretch out the story or to shorten it up, but in general it goes something like this: Satan had learned … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: You don’t have plenty of time
In the Catholic Church, today is set aside as the "Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ." On this day, readings and sermons remind us of that important event in Jesus' life. He travels to the River Jordan, where his cousin, John the Baptist, has been doing the work of preparing the way … Continue reading Jesus’ Example
At what price your soul?
We're all human. We're all weak. We all yield to sins of the flesh at one time or another in our lives. We all misplace our priorities from time to time.Some of us live in a perpetual state of yielding to temptation. There are many among us who willingly commit sins, often the same ones … Continue reading At what price your soul?
Here on earth, it's the "Fall" season, and last night we were reminded of that fact with the now-annual modern rite of the "Fall Back" act of turning clocks back one hour in a return to standard time from daylight savings time.But those are not what we're going to talk about here in reference to … Continue reading The Fall
It’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
Florence Welch awoke one morning after a particularly long, hard night of partying and drinking way too much. This particular morning-after found her body exhausted, her mind a scramble, and her soul depressed.She wasn't particularly happy about what she could remember about that previous night. At the time she thought she was having a good … Continue reading It’s hard to dance with a devil on your back