Like many Americans, this past Monday I gathered with others outside to experience the eclipse.
Where I live, we only had about a 75% eclipse, but it was still interesting to watch it get semi-dark in the middle of any otherwise sunny day.
As you know if you have been following this blog, three weeks ago, The Wife and I returned from our Reformation Tour in Prague and Germany.
While there, I had started reading the letters of Jan Hus. While I was on the treadmill yesterday I was getting toward the end of his letters and came to the point in his life where he was jailed in Constance, Germany and was getting ready to make his first defense before Sigismund, King of Germany, just a month before he would be burned at the stake. In introducing the letter Hus wrote that day, the editor mentioned that:
“On the 7th Hus was again brought before the Council. The friary was surrounded by the town guard, and at an early hour the Council assembled for Mass. While this ritual was proceeding the sun was eclipsed, to the consternation of all. An hour later, about 8 A.M., Hus was brought before before the court.” Continue reading “When an Eclipse Meant Something”
The Lobkowicz family provides a nice metaphor for for the Church. They have lived under numerous political systems and rulers, survived them all and have prospered, and in the process they elevated the culture in which they have lived. Continue reading “Reformation Tour—Day 4”
I’ve written here before about the importance of working empowered by the Holy Spirit because it ensures God’s presence in our work.
But in what ways can the Holy Spirit empower us in our work?
Fortunately, in entrusting the interior design of the temple to a couple of workers and then filling them with the Holy Spirit to complete the task, the Lord has provided us with some real insight on how the Holy Spirit can empower us in our work.