Living in our Father’s estate

Reading: Matthew 17:24-27 I had to do a bit of searching about the temple tax, as I do not recall reading about it in the OT.  But apparently, it was the atonement money referred to in Exodus 30, paid every time there was a census, and eventually as an annual tax. Now, if it was…

To the very end

Reading: Matthew 14:13-21 Many, many years ago I read C.S. Lewis’ “A Grief Observed”.  I do not have the book with me anymore, but if I remember everything correctly, it contained 4 entries from the great author’s journal—written just after his beloved wife’s death.  I thought I very much related with the anger and despair,…

The parable of the net

Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be…