Luke 6 Part 2

The Beatitudes of Luke 6 are about 5 beatitudes shy of Matthew 5. “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they... Continue Reading →

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

I originally thought this was going to be an interesting retelling of Cinderella, which excited me a lot after Cinder became my all time favorite retelling collection, but this is actually so much better than a retelling. The book is more fantasy than I normally read, but I had been more intrigued whenever I read... Continue Reading →

Luke 6 Part 1

For the full text of Luke 6, click here. The first story of chapter six is Jesus and His disciples gathering their own grain on the Sabbath. Even this sounds like more work than the way it's described in the actual chapter. It sounds like they were just grazing in that same way my son... Continue Reading →

Luke 5

For the full text of Luke 5, click here. The first thing Jesus does in this chapter is call up the disciples, but this story is distinctly different from the one I'm used to hearing. Jesus doesn't just tell them to drop everything and leave with Him. This time, Jesus first tells them to let... Continue Reading →

Luke 4

For the full text of Luke 4, click here. Jesus was baptized in the last chapter by John the Baptist and it's now time for his temptation in the desert. This is mentioned briefly in Mark 1, but also detailed in the Matthew 4. First is the temptation of the bread after being hungry for... Continue Reading →

Luke 3

For the full text of Luke 3, click here. The beginning of this chapter again makes me think of this gospel as more of a historical accounting than the others. Luke takes the time to set the time and place of John's ministry by specifying who was in power. He begins with the current Roman... Continue Reading →

Luke 2

For the full text of Luke 2, click here. As mentioned in the first chapter of Luke, his telling of the story of Jesus starts earlier than the first two gospels. The second chapter continues with information that we didn't have. First there was the story of John the Baptist's foretelling and birth, then the... Continue Reading →

Luke 1

Luke is the third book of the New Testament and the third gospel of Jesus. Like Matthew and Mark, he tells the story of Jesus yet again through yet another lens. Matthew told the story of the divine who had been prophesied to come save us. Mark told the story of the divine who came... Continue Reading →

Reflection of Mark

Mark is the second book in the New Testament, second gospel, and second of the synoptics. I have to wonder if that makes it the book of the Jesus’s life seen as second most accurate at the Council of Nicea. A lot of books were considered but not all made the cut. Based on some... Continue Reading →

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