Date: 5/13/2016 06:49 - Subscribe

To All Those who follow "The Way", through all this
political rhetoric please remember what we follow!

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give
to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come,
follow me (Matthew 19:21).
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what
belongs to you, do not demand it back (Luke 6:30).
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth
and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal
(Matthew 6:19).
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye
of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God
(Matthew 19:24).
All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as
he had need (Acts 2:44-45).
At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission
of debts (Deuteronomy 15:1).
You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on
money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest. You
may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you
shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may
bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are
about to enter to possess (Deuteronomy 23:18-19).

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Date: 5/12/2016 07:21 - Subscribe

But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
Revelation 12:11


As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice,
malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek,
give up our cloak, go a second mile.
Dorothy Day


Confronted with great evil, we confess our desire to
meet it with overwhelming force. And yet, O Lord, you
met evil with love, with forgiveness, with mercy, with a
willing death on the cross. Convert us, today and everyday,
to your way of peace, Almighty Lord, Lamb who was Slain.


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Date: 5/03/2016 07:19 - Subscribe

Proverbs warns us: “Whoever brings ruin on their family
will inherit only wind…” It is foolish to think that one can
hurt their own family and not hurt themselves in the
process. Whether by Divine retribution or by way of
natural consequences, when we hurt those closest to
us we bring ruin upon ourselves. In the end, we gain
nothing, we inherit only empty wind, when we make our
family suffer. Some sages explain that the Hebrew word
for wind, ruach, also means spirit, and they interpret this
phrase to mean that one who brings ruin on their own
family will bring a spirit of contention into their homes
and into their lives.

When we wrongfully hurt each other, no one gains. I
think this teaching is true of our biological families and
also of our greater family of mankind. When we bring
others down, while we may not realize it, we will suffer
as well.

At the same time, the exact opposite principle is true:
Whoever does good to their family will bring blessings
to his or her own self. Again, I believe this to be true of
our biological families as well as our friends,
acquaintances, and society. When we bring others up,
we raise the level of living for us all.

Let’s remember to do our best to be givers of love, joy,
and comfort – for God’s sake and our own.

With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

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Date: 5/02/2016 07:12 - Subscribe

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the
LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give
you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon
Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you.
Jeremiah 29:11-12


Dear Lord, grant that I may believe in the Savior
even when there is no life-threatening motivation
to do so. Even more, grant that I may share the
life-saving Redeemer's story with others.
In Jesus' Name. Amen.

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Date: 4/18/2016 07:44 - Subscribe

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them",
says Jesus, "and they follow Me. I give them
eternal life, and they will never perish, and no
one will snatch them out of My hand."
John 10:27-28

Jesus says, "My sheep hear My voice, and I
know them!" You and I matter to Him always!

Jesus says, "I give My sheep eternal life, and
they will never perish!" Jesus Himself is the
Source, then, of our abundant life, to face
whatever we're facing at the moment!

And, when it comes to facing the fears and
terrors of this world, our Lord and Savior makes
an eternal promise to His people: "No one will
snatch them out of My hand." Real security for
life; COUNT ON IT!.


Dear Lord Jesus, there are fears -- real fears in
this world. But you are a real Savior that calls
for real faith that can overcome all those fears.
Give us that kind of faith today, not only to trust
You, indeed, so that we might do what is right,
but to do all things in faith without fear. Amen.

(excerpts from Lutheran Hour Ministries)

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