For if many died
through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God
and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ
abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the effect
of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass
brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses
from Paul's epistle to the Romans, 5, from today's
Orthodox lectionary readings
See homiletical thought
promised, below is a few views of County Donegal from the dozens of
pictures and videos I took last week while holidaying at a self-catering
cottage on the Fanad Peninsula. If I get a chance, I hope to add a
video blog later.
cross above next to a picturesque pond just up the road from our self-catering
commemorates three patriots who killed their landlord. We watched
a DVD of Far and Away later that evening, in which a patriot
played by Tom Cruz sets out to kill his landlord (to avenge the murder
of his Da by the Landlord's henchmen). But he ends up marrying the
landlord's daughter and moving to Oklahoma. The part of the movie
set in Ireland is the best since The Quiet Man with John Wayne
and Maureen O'Hara.
below are two views of the Fanad Lightouse, a sight that always inspires
and more were taken on our first evening in Donegal; most of the week,
except for Wednesday, was rainy. Click the montage below to see 57
larger views of the area in my Google+ Donegal album.
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thought: Justification is the Lord's gift to any who chooses
to accept it. That choice is the first step in a life of walking with
the Lamb of God whose death on the cross was sufficient to wash away
the sins of the whole world. Every time we worship Him in our praises,
prayers, and partaking in the mysteries, we renew our choice and take
another step beside and behind Him.
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