Author: Heron

Communion: The Repeated Feasting

We are called to a feast. A feast that was prepared the first time almost two thousand years ago, and which will continue to the ages of ages. We wait for the One who gave His body. Jesus said that He would not eat or drink this feast with us until it is fulfilled in God’s kingdom. This is a touchstone that some revisit each week, remembering that it is He who calls us, He who saves us, and He who will return for us. I’m about forty years old, but I know there are people who have been...

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Communion: With

The other day, I got to explain a bit of Latin etymology to my daughters. You see, English doesn’t so much borrow words from other languages as it chases them down dark linguistic alleys and beats them senseless until they give up words so that we can use them. My youngest had been talking about compassion in school. I asked her what it meant, and she said, “Understanding how someone feels and doing something about it.” I told her it came from two Latin words. “Com” means “With”. “Passion” comes from the Latin word for “Suffering.” So to have...

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Communion: Patience and Perseverance

Patience. A common saying in my house is that “Patience is a virtue which I have not yet acquired.” Another is “Don’t ask God for patience!” The answer to that prayer is, of course, “Wait for it.” When He was hung on the Cross, Our Lord did not die instantly. By what we are told by Mark, He was crucified at about nine in the morning, and died about three in the afternoon. Several events took place that the Scriptures should be fulfilled. In that time, Jesus shows us one of the best examples of patience. As He hung there,...

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Communion: Reversals

Mary was chosen by God to be the mother of Jesus. She saw Him grow up, listened to Him teach, and then watched Him die and helped bury His body, not knowing what would happen next. When she first took the Lord’s Supper, Mary’s place in the world was turned upside down. She who had nourished the Savior of the world with her body was now being nourished by His. As Jesus grew, He may have had his own share of accidents. From skinned knees, to fingers hit with hammers, or hands and arms nicked with saws or axes,...

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Communion: You’re Still You

Matthew and Zacchaeus were tax collectors. The Samaritan woman didn’t have any part in the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus was a Pharisee. Simon, one of the Apostles, was a Zealot. People caught in adultery, prostitutes, shepherds, Magi, even the wife of a Roman governor. What did they see? What changed them? It was an encounter with God in the flesh. We may not be able to see Him the way they did, but He has given us the opportunity to encounter Him in our dealings with church, with each other, and even in this bread. We thank Him for...

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Purpose and Mission

Men of The West seeks to clarify the issues of the day and build a community of like minded men who worship Jesus Christ. To unify them across Christendom to steel them against the barbarians who are either at the gates, or already inside them. We will celebrate, defend, and expand Western Civilization and the values and traditions that created it.

There is no substitute for victory.

We are the Hard Right.