It’s later than it’s ever been before!

It’s later than it’s ever been before!

There was a small boy playing at the foot of the stairs in his home. There, against the wall at the base of the stairs, towered a great old grandfather clock that had been in the family for generations. Like such clocks, it would chime on the quarter-hour and the...
Keep Awake!

Keep Awake!

“Keep awake!” Have you ever been forced to stay awake? …maybe even all night long? New parents know the joys of having a new baby around the house. The sweetness and joy that new babies bring cannot be matched; but, neither can the up-in-the-middle-of-the-night...
Render unto God

Render unto God

“Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.” These words of Jesus have become a sort of proverb, and those who know little of scripture may still have heard “Render unto Caesar.” Yet, digging beneath the surface of this short encounter helps uncover some of the...

The Fruitbearing Vineyard

What Jesus says in today’s Gospel parable has both a very important historical meaning as well as a crucial actual meaning. For us to understand its present significance, though, we first need to grasp the historical context of Jesus teaching. Readers in late...