Even so, it took forty years (a Biblical number) for The Church to begin to find a true, Gospel based, Biblical solution to the situation…The answer is in two very difficult words: Compassion and Humility.
Jerusalem was not all that far from the beach by the Dead Sea. We hiked most of the distance following the roads. About halfway to Jerusalem we heard Jason calling out that he wanted to stop. He thought there was something nearby that we should examine. Since time was not …
The Priesthood of All Believers, Part Four. The visit to Qumran and an exercise in listening to the Holy Spirit.
Continuation (part 3) of “The Priesthood of All Believers. The discussion here, by the Dead Sea, concerns baptism.
…”So why send us here? There has to be more. I can’t believe the Holy Spirit sent us to this place just to see the muddy river.”…”We say the storm is beginning. It already existed, but it has reached us. The Kingdom must be like that.” …
If we believe the Bible; if we believe that St. Peter was writing the Word from God for us; if all Scripture is “God Breathed” then we need to consider what Fr. Afanasiev is proposing….So, I ask you to pray and ruminate/meditate on this, as it is a very difficult concept; at least, it was difficult for me.
There are a number of characters in this ‘adventure’. Some of them are, apparently, more knowledgeable and wiser than I am. As I write what they are saying/doing I am astounded and find that I have to do some research to make sure they are correct. They are.
Erosion, Time, Reforming and the nature of Change.
He is no longer here to celebrate. That’s because of a dirty needle and the emptiness in his heart… one night, my brother saw Jesus