Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie were middle-aged Christian women in Holland when World War II erupted. They resolved to conceal fleeing Jews from the Nazis. They rescued many. But they were eventually arrested and taken to Ravensbrück concentration camp. Betsie died there. Corrie miraculously survived to bear witness to the way in whichContinue reading “Just in Time”
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Prayer Makes A Difference
Saint John Chrysostom (349–407) wrote, ‘Prayer… is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings… The potency of prayer has subdued the strength of fire, it has bridled the rage of lions… extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases… rescued citiesContinue reading “Prayer Makes A Difference”
On Justice Continued: Who Is Unjust?
Justice and righteousness are about a radical, selfless way of life. Like in the book of Proverbs, what does it mean to “bring about just righteousness?” “Open your mouth for those who can’t speak for themselves.” And what do these words mean for the prophets, like Jeremiah? “Rescue the disadvantaged, and don’t tolerate oppression orContinue reading “On Justice Continued: Who Is Unjust?”
Why Do We Care About Justice?
If you were a praying mantis, it would be socially acceptable to devour your mate. And if you’re a honey badger, you have no regard for other animals, you don’t care. If you’re a Panda with twins, it’s normal to abandon one to take care of the other.But if humans do any of these things,Continue reading “Why Do We Care About Justice?”
God Even Uses Your Mistakes
Handley Moule, when he was Bishop of Durham, had the task of visiting the relatives of 170 miners who had been killed in a mining accident. While he was wondering what to say to them, he picked up a little bookmark his mother had given him. As he held it up, on the reverse sideContinue reading “God Even Uses Your Mistakes”
On My Brothers
Our nation has had more than its share of distractions lately. There’s one facet that grieves me more than others: this division of racism. It should not be citizens against police. It should not be blacks against whites. We are all citizens; we are all people. I pray we each and collectively can respect andContinue reading “On My Brothers”