Tag: Podcast

S02 Episode 7 – Preparation and Lent

It was the most drab, the most difficult and draining. Burdensome and an inconvenience. But when we put it in the context of salvation, all of a sudden Lent is a gift in itself. What gratitude we can have, and ought to have for this time.

Ep 3. Online dating Part 2

Part 2 of Online Dating with a focus on Not stringing people along, How many you should date at any one time, ending contacts in the online world when you’ve met someone, and ending contacts without ghosting anyone

8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

The cross is the way to heaven. Standing for your conviction and for the one you love, God, when God is not who the world generally loves, that will cause all kinds of friction. The beatitudes see heaven as our end goal, the world can’t see past death. To the world, this makes no sense. Suffering makes no sense. Persecution is to be avoided at all cost and not embraced for love of God. 

5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy 

Our Christian faith hinges on Mercy. God didn’t give us what we deserve, he gifts us mercy. Do we give others better than they deserve? or do we look to get even? to act from a place of self-entitlement? If there is anything we should be known for, it’s people who are merciful, because we follow the model set before us in Christ, our merciful saviour.

4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled

Do we notice what someone is owed and hunger for them to receive that?
These include all the major fights for justice we know about – fighting for life, and for freedom, against enslavement of all kinds in countries where it’s obvious the vulnerable are held to work and do things against their will, and in the western world, the vulnerable secretly held trapped in certain life styles resulting from human trafficking