Sa isang Salita

Lost

The three parables found in the gospel of St. Luke Chapter 15 – the lost sheep (vv4-7), the lost coin (vv8-10), and the lost or prodigal son (vv11-32) are so distinctive of Luke’s portrait of Jesus that this part of his account has been called “the Heart of the Third Gospel, artistically constructed unit with …

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Hate

As Luke continues with the travel account, he proceeds, after the banquet etiquette talk of Jesus, showing Jesus’ progress on his journey to Jerusalem with the crowds following him, speaking now about the conditions of real discipleship (Lk 14:25-33). Three conditions were given (vv 26,27&33) and twin parables to emphasize the seriousness demanded by the …

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Strive

In today’s gospel (Lk 13:22-30) Jesus was asked how many will be saved (v22). He responded with a group of utterances about salvation and reception or non-reception into the kingdom, introducing and setting a tone for the entire second part of the travel account of Luke. Jesus’ response (v.24) used the verb ἀγωνίζομαι (agōnizomai). Only …

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Fire

In the bible the word fire, אֵ֑ש (‘ēsh) in Hebrew, πῦρ (pyr) in Greek, is a common noun with the almost exclusive sense of fire used both literally and metaphorically. It is used as a vehicle for a divine theophany and revelation (Ex 3:2: the burning bush; Acts 7:30; Heb 12:18). But one of its …

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