Gospel of Matthew

Matthew’s Gospel: Fruit

”All of life is a stage.”
 So said Shakespeare and it is true. People present themselves to the world as if they occupied a permanent proscenium. For so many this is empty theatrics, a carefully choreographed illusion with no substance beyond self, no message except ”me” and no content but conceit.

Matthew’s Gospel: Golden

Gold, the precious metal that can make fortunes or destroy lives, is also a metaphor for “priceless.” When we esteem something of the highest value, we call it “golden.” Strangely enough, a paraphrase of the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount has been dubbed, ”The Golden Rule.” We often quote it this […]

Matthew’s Gospel: Seeking

We come into the world seeking. It never lets up as long as we live.
The objects of our search change from age to age, but the seeking goes on. Perhaps when our feet rest on streets of gold in the great beyond, our search will finally be over, but perhaps not. Might we spend eternity […]

Matthew’s Gospel: Judgment

Jesus warns us against being a judgmental person, one who has a critical spirit. The critical spirit is rooted in shame, in deep feelings of personal inadequacy.  We all know someone like this.

Matthew’s Gospel: Worry

We should never be caught wasting our energy. Worry is a power drain that diverts our human and spiritual resources.