Arms Outstretched, Brow Sweating Blood

Arms Outstretched, Brow Sweating Blood

Jesus loves us with the strength of his arms and the sweat of his brow.  He dies for us so that we may no longer live for ourselves but for him and others. Loving us to the end, Jesus lays down his life for us.  That is how we come to know love.  It is not a matter of...
Everyone, No Matter One’s Nationality

Everyone, No Matter One’s Nationality

Lifted up from the earth, Jesus draws everyone to himself.  He wants us to die with him on the cross, so that we may have eternal life. One can safely say that everyone looks for self-fulfillment.  We may not be able to define it or specify the right means of...
Temple Means Basically “God-With-Us”

Temple Means Basically “God-With-Us”

Jesus is the only temple that matters.  He is “God-with-us,” the fullest presence of God among human beings. Jesus feels outrage when he finds in the temple area sellers of animals and money-changers.  They probably think they foster worship of God.  But Jesus...
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...

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