“I’M A SINFUL MAN”: SUBVERTING TRUMP’S APOCALYPSE

In the gospel reading from Luke 5, we find the famous “fishers of men” narrative. In that passage, there’s a revealing emotional moment: Simon (later renamed Peter) drops to his knees after the second (and successful) fishing expedition and says … Continue reading “I’M A SINFUL MAN”: SUBVERTING TRUMP’S APOCALYPSE

Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation… (4 Woes of Luke)

Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation; Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger; Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep; Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets. ©Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation… (4 Woes of Luke)

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit…

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Wonder not, that I said to thee, you must be born anew. The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. © Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit…

I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not minister to me. Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not minister to me. Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me. © Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not minister to me. Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God © Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

QUO VADIS. Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not

Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not © Alfred Eaker, 2018 Continue reading QUO VADIS. Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not

“Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona” with “My Life” by Amaya Engleking

Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona. Flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father in heaven. Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. ©Alfred Eaker, 2018 (reprinted with permission *) MY LIFE by Amaya Engleking In 1984 I had colic but through 1993 the years were idyllic, running with wolves and kissing Jesus on the cheek. Watching the stars dance for me outside my bedroom window. When we moved from the sunshine when I was ten my hair slowly turned dark, and soon … Continue reading “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona” with “My Life” by Amaya Engleking