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.
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There are actions that in their very enactment communicate more depth and meaning than the words that surround them.
When we meet love in our lives, we are experiencing The Spirit.
We’ve all heard the term “mood music.” It refers to the power music has to set a tone, move us through different feeling states.
“God” is not just another word, but rather the designation of the overflowing reality at the heart of everything.
In his unaffected way, he was voicing a truth that runs across the whole length of the Bible and all down the avenues of our faith: “I give help because I have been helped.”
One of the favorite images seen all through the Scriptures is the feast, the sumptuous banquet overflowing, as Isaiah pictures it, with “juicy, rich food and choice wines.”
Certainly the words and actions of such groups are meant to proclaim God’s Kingdom, but their very collaboration is itself an announcement of the Message.
There is the Jesuit one-word motto, “magis,” the Latin for “more,” meant to remind them that God is always “more than,” always greater. But greater than what?
A question often on the lips of a believer: where and how is God present in my life?
An important element in this nurturing is what could be described as a frame, the boundaries through which they have been taught to look out at the world.
An often-heard question: “Is there enough to go around?” Sometimes asked out of kindness, it can also arise out of fear.