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.”
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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.
The practical wisdom of St. Vincent with regard to meekness– a wisdom learned from Jesus Christ.
After impressing on the disciples who he is and what he stands for, he declares, “whoever receives you receives me.”
Among the many obstacles thrown up at us in this time of Covid virus is “facial confusion,” the difficulty in reading the mood and disposition of the person talking to me from behind the mask.
When searching for a story’s heart, sometimes a seemingly insignificant detail turns out to be key.
You, me, all of us together are the Body of Christ.