Joseph and Mary married during her pregnancy as the Gospel of Matthew reports

“Τοῦ δὲ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἡ γένεσις οὕτως ἦν. μνηστευθείσης τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ Μαρίας τῷ Ἰωσήφ, πρὶν ἢ συνελθεῖν αὐτοὺς εὑρέθη ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχουσα ἐκ πνεύματος ἁγίου. Ἰωσὴφ δὲ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, δίκαιος ὢν καὶ μὴ θέλων αὐτὴν δειγματίσαι, ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτήν.” Matthew 1:18-19 We learn here that Mary was pledged (μνηστευθείσης) to Joseph, butContinue reading “Joseph and Mary married during her pregnancy as the Gospel of Matthew reports”

Only peaceful means will lead to a true change

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34, KJV What exactly is meant with this passage as it is unlikely that Jesus came to preach love and at the same time foresee a division of society. It is clear that itContinue reading “Only peaceful means will lead to a true change”

Blessed are the pure hearts: Overcoming frontiers without rejecting God

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say allContinue reading “Blessed are the pure hearts: Overcoming frontiers without rejecting God”

A heaven for the privileged, for the poor or for everyone?

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shallContinue reading “A heaven for the privileged, for the poor or for everyone?”