Partners in the Project of the Kingdom of God

Partners in the Project of the Kingdom of God

Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father who hands him over for us all.  He announces to us the Good News of the kingdom.  His true followers and partners listen to him. Jesus ushers in the kingdom of God.  He has every reason, then, to resist Satan, the power that...
Desert: Trial and Grace; Cross and Resurrection

Desert: Trial and Grace; Cross and Resurrection

Jesus overcomes Satan in the desert. He thus reveals that he is the Firstborn of the new creation and the Head of the new people of God. The Spirit drives Jesus out into the desert. Jesus stays there for forty days, tempted by Satan, living with wild beast and...
Charity that Is Tender and Inclusive

Charity that Is Tender and Inclusive

Jesus gives us an example of tender and inclusive charity.  Our Teacher and Lord wants such charity to be the badge that identifies his disciples. The cure of a leper reveals clearly the charity of Jesus, the love that binds him to those who suffer.  He is moved with...
Serving God Means Serving our Neighbor

Serving God Means Serving our Neighbor

Jesus indicates that serving God is serving the neighbor.  To help the needy, then, is part and parcel of the religion of his followers. Jesus teaches in the synagogue and amazes the people.  And by serving a needy person, he amazes them even more.  That is because he...
Authority among Followers of Christ

Authority among Followers of Christ

Jesus teaches with astonishing authority.  He expects those he has sent to proclaim the Gospel to every creature to carry out their mission with authority. Jesus does not teach as the scribes.  These serve as official interpreters of the law and the prophets. ...
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