The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more … Continue reading Prayer in an age of distraction
The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so … Continue reading Jesus at the centre of it all
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, … Continue reading Worship
In the first two chapters of his autobiography about Jesus, Luke records four “songs” about God. They have been cherished by believers from the very earliest times of Christianity; the well known Latin names for these songs reflect their antiquity and the importance of their place in the Roman church: the Magnificat (by Mary), the … Continue reading How great is our God!
Luke 2:25-40 In the second chapter of Luke we meet two new characters, both old age pensioners, although there was presumably no old age pension in those days. They both are extraordinary people. The first is Simeon, a man described as righteous and devout, “waiting for the consolation of Israel.” The second is Anna, an … Continue reading Contentment and passion in old age. Simeon and Anna.