Settling accounts

Reading: Matthew 18:21-35 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants” (v.23). “Then the master called the servant in.  ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.  Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow-servant just as…

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,…