- May 15, 2017
- 2 min
Stones, Garlands - or What
Imagine the whiplash of feelings Paul and Barnabas might have felt: first, having to flee from Iconium, lest they be stoned to death; the we will come to [them], and make our dwelling place with [them].” Fr. J. Patrick Foley, Ph.D....
- Nov 11, 2013
- 3 min
Pharisees, Publicans, and Prayer!
Jesus often spins his stories in such a way that require reflection and thoughtful prayer, especially by those of us who are not students it rigorously. And what is meant here by “the Law” are not simply the Ten Command- ments, but rather the 613 regulations that comprise the complete Law of Moses, or Torah. Few people of that era were literate; and so few would even know that body of laws, much less be able to follow them. This placed the Pharisees in a position of being abl