Posts Tagged ‘love’


Monday, September 29th, 2014

downloadWell, I saw where Apple is saying that the way the hacker was able to get into the iCloud and download all those nude pictures of beautiful  women was that the hacker was able to guess the correct passwords for each account. I am not sure I am buying that one. But I know exactly how all those beautiful women feel. The same thing happened to me. Well not exactly I had my clothes on!  Several years ago a guy hacked into my email account looking for who knows what.  Apparently, he was disappointed with his find because he changed my password so that I could no longer access the account. Go figure! With tracking software it was pretty easy to crack the case, but I had to set up a new account. It was inconvenient, but not the end of the world. I thought about giving him a hard time but I recalled something my Latin teacher, the late Father Edward Arnold used to say at Father Ryan–“Little minds, little things”.

Jesus talked about that kind of thing when he said these words “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also…. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven… If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect”. (Matthew 5 NLT)

If you are interested in solving many of your current stresses and even ones in the future, then tape that Scripture to your mirror because it is good stuff!

In a Word

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

This morning, in the steam room at the “Y”, I was talking with songwriter Alex Harvey (Delta Dawn, Reuben James) who is one of the more interesting and knowledgeable men whom I know. Alex seldom lets an opportunity past that he does not give Jesus Christ honor and glory for all that is good in his life. As we discussed topics ranging from the Twelve Tribes of Israel to audience reactions to live music, Alex made the comment that, “If a person loves as Jesus told us we should, then that person would never break any of the Ten Commandments. It is all about that one word, ‘love’”. I have never heard the truth of Jesus’ injunction to love God and love people put more powerfully or simply.

If each of us chose to do that one thing between now and Christmas, our lives and the lives of countless others would never be the same. Relationships would be healed, hearts would be mended, evil would be erased, pride would morph into humility and we would cease being Christians (and others) in name only. On top of all that, we might have the best Christmas ever.

Something to think about