Friday, July 14, 2006


The French televison has compiled the five worst fouls of Materazzi.

Click here to see it, but be warned!
If you have a queasy stomach, don’t do it.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, made the following remark in the period leading up to the war in Iraq: When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

In Matthew 18 Jesus tells his disciples how to deal with someone who sins. Church discipline is based on this teaching.

The last step in the process is if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan, or a tax collector.

I will never forget a line I read in a commentary over this passage: How did Jesus treat pagans and tax collectors?

Today we witness a dramatic escalation of violence in the Middle East.

Are these words of Jesus still valid? I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

Lord, have mercy on us and our world, and teach us how to practice these words.

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