Browsing the June 2020 archive of Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

Counter-Cultural Christians

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 6/29/20

     Jesus reminds us today, “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is unworthy of me and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is also unworthy of me.”  What a disturbing, challenging, counter-cultural gospel message!  Viewed from our 21st century vantage point, this gospel passage reflects ... Read More »

Be Not Afraid

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 6/22/20

     In today’s gospel, Jesus tells the apostles:  “Fear no one!”  “Do not be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul.”  Many probably think that this charge to have courage under persecution has little to do with us.  We live ordinary lives distant ... Read More »

Food for Life

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 6/17/20

     “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”  These words are startling and visceral, and to those without faith, downright grotesque.  However, with ... Read More »

Divine Love

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 6/08/20

     The feast of the Holy Trinity celebrates the sharing of a love-relationship between God and humanity as Father, Son and Spirit. Without God’s willingness to share that relationship, we would find ourselves cut off, alone, unfulfilled, and spiritually deficient.  However, we have been made aware of that divine ... Read More »

Come Spirit God

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 6/01/20

     As Christians, we profess our belief in a God who is Father, Son and Spirit.  Yet in our day-to-day living, we most often imagine God as Father or Savior, rather than a Spirit God of wind or fire.  The vision of God as spirit is probably most foreign ... Read More »