Day 9 Matthew 8:1-4 He covers his face. He is supposed to be in quarantine. He is supposed to be separate, away from sight. Away with others like him, marked with a disease no one understands and everyone fears.  How long has he been living this measured death, this steady rotting of flesh once held … Continue reading Reach

Taste and See

Day 6 Matthew 5:13-16 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8 He shows us how His kingdom comes. (See yesterday’s post or Matthew 5:1-11.) Our relinquishing, oddly enough, brings a filling, builds a place of mercy and truth. When this happens, He says, … Continue reading Taste and See

All treasure

They had the best of plans. At least, given the circumstances. They had prepared a special place. Joseph had carefully smoothed the wood of the cradle while Mary sewed soft blankets. They talked about where the birth would happen and who would be with them. They dreamed of how this most special of infants would … Continue reading All treasure