Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 19 January 2023. Today’s topic: 105 Miles

People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.  Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.  Matthew 3:5-6 It wasn’t an easy thing to travel in antiquity.  Some rode horses, or donkeys, or in carts.   Some rode in chariots, or were carried inContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 19 January 2023. Today’s topic: 105 Miles”

Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 16 January 2023. Today’s topic: In Those Days Here and Now

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 3:1-2 Now, we move ahead to the time of Jesus’ adulthood.   “In those days” was how, in another book, St. Luke begins his account of the Nativity.   In this book, it is theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 16 January 2023. Today’s topic: In Those Days Here and Now”