976Belfast blog for Saturday
- Jan 18, 2014Please click here to read online, with the embedded video and photosText only from today's blog:JONAL ENTRY 1384 | SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 2014Today's Scripture: Brethren, remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their lives, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings; for it is well that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited their adherents. . . . Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.— From St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews, chapter 13,
from today's Orthodox lectionary readings.
See the homiletical thought below.Today's diaryLast night's first meeting of the Northern Ireland C.S. Lewis group at the Dock Cafe was lively and well attended, with 13 on hand for the launch and Jack Lamb presiding. One participant, John Gillespie, a C.S. Lewis expert on the faculty of the University of Ulster, came all the way from Coleraine to take part. Prof. Gillespie hosted me and the Stothers for a tour of sites identified with C.S. Lewis during my visit to the UK in 2010, linked here. Three additional meetings are planned for this year.Rainy weather continues today. «Today's InspirationRandom acts of kindness. Most of these take place in locations that most Americans probably don't think of as big on kindness.«ChuckleHave you ever seen a cat-eating fish?«Today's quotes«««Homiletical thought: This Passage reinforces the church's traditional teachings about sainthood. We are to note the way the saints ("your leaders") live and the way they die. Paul encourages us to imitate them. The fact that they are being watched helps them to live circumspectly, doing nothing that will bring offense to any "little children" in the faith. And by this we should also learn to live circumspectly, always keeping "on our good behavior," which is another way that we can be good neighbors and live lives of sacrifice to the One who gave himself for us. «
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