There’s a scene in chapter 6 of Mark’s gospel which has special appeal to anyone who has ever been caught up in an over-busy, fast paced life.
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A two-word phrase Paul inserts in his letter to the Corinthians is so brief as to go almost unnoticed, but it opens onto a truth at the heart of the Gospel.
When Mark speaks to this endangered flock, it’s no surprise that he includes a pair of Jesus’ hope-filled parables, lessons on how things grow.
All of us have heard the phrase, “living in the past.” Usually it has a negative ring – – somebody missing out on the good things happening now because he or she lives on memories of a bygone day.
“Dense” is a one-word description for people who have trouble seeing beneath the surface of things.
How is that the glory of God supplies motivation, gives the impetus for getting up and doing something?
Job has the well-deserved reputation as a complainer. Throwing up his hands, he whines to God, “How long is this misery going to lasts, this drudgery, these troubled nights.” (Job 7:1-7)
God’s Call is a theme that runs all through the Scriptures. Where does God’s call occur and to what does it summon us?
There’s a phrase which often enough appears in stories having to do with someone coming up against his or her limits.
The Christmas gospel from St. Luke starts out on a theme of power, the political power of an absolute ruler, Caesar Augustus.
I read an account of a high school boy who had, as the story title put it, “Made it Easier to be Honest.”
One of my favorite words, both because of the way it sounds and what it connotes, is “nudge”