Patrick Day

Blog archives for June, 2017

Archive for June, 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017

PRAISE THE LORD I just received a call from the Park View Care Center in Buffalo. Marvin Schaar, the man with muscular dystrophy I’ve been visiting for the past seven years, passed away at 6:30 this morning. It was beyond time for him to go. He was a vibrant man who was 6’4” and 210 […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

A LIBERAL THEOLOGY If moderns want a simple religion of love, they must look for it in the Athanasian Creed. – G. K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man There are those who proclaim that God is love and all of life hinges on that attribute. They offer this as a piece of pure and simple Christianity, […]

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

A FRESH LOOK My good friend Phil suggested I use The Message to better relate to the inmates I’m presenting to in my visits to county jails. If you don’t know, The Message is a contemporary rendering of the New Testament by Eugene Peterson. But he didn’t do it on his own. He  had five […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

THE STRUGGLE Oh, what a struggle it is for me to live out the Christian life! Stop. Rewind. Oh, how easy it is for Jesus to live out His life through me. Question. But certainly there’s something I need to do to live out the Christian life? Yes. Be receptive. Listen. Submit. “Not my will […]

Friday, June 16th, 2017

RIDICULOUS PAT I had a hard decision to make. I’ve been visiting Joe in the county jail for the past few months and promised I’d always be there for him. At first he was receptive to God’s word and direction in his life. A few weeks ago he changed. All of a sudden, it was […]

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Humanity is like an enormous spider web, so that if you touch it anywhere, you set the whole thing trembling. As we move around this world and as we act with kindness, perhaps, or with indifference, or with hostility, toward the people we meet, we too are setting the great […]

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

LITTLE ALICE “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 Grandchildren are one of God’s greatest blessings. They are among the little children Jesus was talking about in Matthew 19:14. Little Alice graduated from kindergarten this past Monday. My wife and I were there to witness her […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

TERROR IN THE STREETS My wife and I were in London exactly one month ago. It was peaceful and vibrant. Now there is terror in the streets. What can we make of it? First of all, it is not surprising. Satan brought evil into this world in the Garden of Eden; and ever since, good […]

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

PRAY FOR JOE AND YOURSELVES I have been visiting Joe in a county jail once a week for the past few months. He is a hardheaded and angry young man who sees himself as a victim of the legal system and not as the perpetrator of a crime. You see, Joe has accepted Jesus Christ […]