There’s a nugget of wisdom that goes, “He had the experience, but missed the meaning.”
Articles for McKenna
“Noticing” is high up on the list of how “they’ll know we are Christians” — and certainly how they’ll know we are Vincentians.
Over the centuries, the parable of the clever but dishonest steward has caused much debate. Doesn’t Jesus seem to be praising the man for cheating?
“Choose up sides,” three famous words that have set up boundaries between countless competing groups.
“But anything you do to ‘gather together all your sisters and brothers from all the nations,’ brings with it entrance into the Kingdom of God.”
It’s a challenge to absorb this truth that God’s love penetrates to the tip of our hearts and minds.
Comfort is high among the promises of Jesus’ Kingdom – the Reign of God bringing protection, welcoming, a soothing of painful wounds, a safe harbor.
The jar made of the stuff of this earth symbolizes the nitty gritty processes of everyday life — the how of getting things done, the down and dirty steps needed to distribute the treasure.
As we gather around the table of the Lord’s Supper each Sunday to celebrate the giving of his Body and Blood for us, we would do well to reflect on what it is we’re sharing in.
Central to the Creed is belief in the Trinity, the conviction of a three-ness in the one Godhead, the Divine as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Certain stories might well be styled “echoing” because they reverberate with the inner story a person tells about herself.
A saving solidarity: when someone is suffering, not only sympathizing but carrying them through…doing something to lift the burden.