We read today a devotion from Meditations on the Gospels that focuses on the reading from Matthew.
This post is an adapted excerpt from Without Flesh: Why the Church Is Dying Even Though Jesus Is Still Alive by Jonathan Fisk.
The Ancient Church saw martyrdom as an honor. Today, we cower in corners, bickering over the color of the carpet. The Ancient Church conquered the world by dying at its hands. Today, we are crushed in an overwhelming retreat of trying to fit in.
Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Andrew, brother of Simon Peter, called by Jesus into discipleship. Since Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and also called by Him, our devotion is on Matthew 4:19: “I will make you fishers of men,” and is taken from Follow Me: Discipleship According to St. Matthew by Martin Franzmann.
Today, we commemorate Noah, faithful follower of God through the flood. We take our devotional reading from Courageous Fathers of the Bible: A Bible Study for Men.
Today, on the Last Sunday of the Church Year, we take our Epistle from Colossians 1:13–20. Our devotional reading comes from The Mighty & The Mysterious by Heidi Goehmann.
In the biography below, we read about the decision by Martin of Tours to become a monk, becoming “Christ’s soldier.” Our devotional reading for today, from Commentary on Ephesians by George Stoeckhardt, revolves around Ephesians 6:10–17 which speaks of putting on the armor of Christ.