Kingship That Jesus Christ Wishes for All of Us

Kingship That Jesus Christ Wishes for All of Us

Jesus Christ is King.  But his kingship, the one he wants to share with us, is not just like any other.  For it does not come from this world. Those who make up the Sanhedrin bring Jesus before Pilate.  One of the charges they bring against Jesus is that he keeps...
Good News of Jesus in a World of Bad News

Good News of Jesus in a World of Bad News

Jesus embodies the Good News that he brings to those who live in a world of bad news.  He expects Christians to do likewise Sadly, women, children and those with disabilities often do not count.  But the good news is that Jesus protects women against heartless and...
Surrender Freely, Joyfully, Holding Back Nothing

Surrender Freely, Joyfully, Holding Back Nothing

Trusting in his Father, Jesus musters the courage to surrender for us everything he has and all that he is.  To belong to him and to his kingdom entails such trusting surrender. Jesus praises the intelligence of the scribe who has asked, “Which is the first of all the...
First and Greatest of All the Commandments

First and Greatest of All the Commandments

Jesus teaches that the first and the greatest of all the commandments is to love God and the neighbor.  The Teacher practices, moreover, what he teaches. According to Jewish teaching, there are 613 commandments.  Of these, 365 are prohibitions and 248 are positive...
Leap of Faith, Hope and Great Joy in the Dark

Leap of Faith, Hope and Great Joy in the Dark

Beset by weakness himself, Jesus understands those who sit by the roadside.  Calling them, he makes them leap, so that they may come to him and follow him on the way. Bartimaeus hears that Jesus is passing by.  There is no indication that the blind feels his heart...

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