Pass over from Death to Life, from Evil to Good

Pass over from Death to Life, from Evil to Good

Jesus has the words of eternal life.  They go and listen to him, those who seek to pass over from death to life, from evil to good. Jesus goes up the mountain to pray.  Coming along are Peter, John and James.  Why choose them?  It is surely not because they simply do...
Temptations that We Have to Overcome

Temptations that We Have to Overcome

The Son of God is also a son of Adam.  So, he goes through the temptations that we humans face.  And he shows us how to overcome them, so we may be true to ourselves and our mission. Jesus’ temptations are essentially the same as those of Adam and the Israelites...
Goodness That Matters and Is Decisive

Goodness That Matters and Is Decisive

Jesus himself is the goodness that those who are truly good store up in their hearts and from which they draw good things. Jesus teaches us that what we keep inside us plays a decisive role.  If goodness is what we have inside us, then good words and good deeds...
Embrace of Love for All of God’s Children

Embrace of Love for All of God’s Children

Jesus is the firstfruits of the resurrection.  Those who love as he does, and embrace lovingly even the wicked and the thankless, live in the newness of life. Luke took liberty with Is 61, 1-2, the passage that Jesus read at the synagogue in Nazareth.  The Gospel...

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