“In the letter to the Romans Paul states that all the Gentile communities are indebted to this married couple (Rom 16:4). It is hard to find higher praise than that.” Robert Maloney CM
Mindwalk: Latest posts and thoughts…
Jesus teaches and models “pay it forward” mercy
What is it like to look at the facts from the perspective of a Jewish believer, or even a Gentile who believed in many deities? From this perspective, I see how much courage it took to accept a new way of thinking.
The Acts of the Apostles show the community struggling to understand and make sense of their experiences.
Exploring lessons from clashing mindsets in the early church.
Easter … comfort or challenge? We get the facts right… but so we miss the point.
St. Paul said “Put on the mind of Christ”, learn to think like Christ. So I asked…what was in the back of his mind as he rode the donkey, washed the feet of his disciples, etc.. in the week that literally changed our world.
On Palm Sunday will I be waving the palm branches of my blind spots or holding high the cross of God’s universal love?
“Can’t you see I am doing something new?” Is 43:18-19 Holy Week is literally a week that changed the world!
Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to help the lawyer think through the question. The story reveals how Jesus thinks. Is that my way of thinking?
It might be a surprising juxtaposition. Some might think it is a lead into whether Oprah agrees or disagrees with the Popes on one of the hot button issues of the day. I juxtapose them in light of something I read about the “Oprah Winfrey Rule.”
It is a shame that most people only hear polarized pundits cherry-picking from a select few paragraphs, or even just footnotes. It is in reality an inspiring document describing and addressed to the real family of today.
Not recognizing our predominant fault is like walking along focusing on the latest text message on our phone. We are surprised when we step off the curb, walk into an obstacle., etc. We didn’t see it, so it didn’t exist… unless and until something makes us recognize it.