Sunday series: 03/01/2009 (#24)
Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11:15am
“1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? 6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; 13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.“ (Mark 7:1-13 KJV)
- First Sunday in Lent, Confirmation Sunday
- The children who are confirmed are adult members of the Church and should hold [other] adult members accountable for their faith and actions.
- It’s another Sunday that I’ve had to force myself to be awake and not let my mind wander. It’s like my [medication] didn’t work. It’s scary though I didn’t fade out. At least, I was awake during Communion.
- Just a reminder,
- Church (capital C) refers to the Christian Church (proper noun), as a whole and all its denominations.
- church (small c) refers to a building and/or congregation (noun).
- Catholic (capital C) refers to the Catholic Church (proper noun).
- catholic (small c) refers to the Church universal (adjective).
- At the same time, remember that in grammar, square brackets are used in a quote to change a specific word due to spelling or other reason. For example, if the original word is albert (the name of a person that’s not capitalized), we can use [Albert] to correct it. Also the use of […] indicates that a word or group of words are omitted from the original quote. Said the latter, in this series, I’m including text that I originally wrote with names of persons I know. Since you (the reader) don’t need to know these names, I omit these names with […] as it’s grammatically correct.
- On a personal level, I tried being a good Christian, especially because of Lent .