“O God, be merciful to me a sinner – for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14.
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ He replied, ‘If you have faith the size of a mustard seed….’” Luke 17:5-10
“But you, man of God pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.” Paul to Timothy 6:11-16
“I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need for repentance.” Luke 15: 1-32.
“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:25-33.
“’Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.’” Luke: 13:22-30.
In the fall of 2016, I have been invited to five weddings, these are the friends of mine who have honored my participation in their marriage ceremonies. Each of the five couples are unique, each have their individual stories, ways of celebrating their love with family and friends, and each have distinctive religious or …